Saturday, July 29, 2017

Tech.Co on the question concerning Iron Man’s technology.
As we meet him in the film, Tony has adopted a completely neutral view of Stark Tech., choosing to ignore the moral implications of being a weapons manufacturer. Delighting in the performance of his new Jericho missile while not even considering what it will look like when deployed in combat, he is naively blind to the true essence of this creation; the web of interests, hopes, and fears that its existence necessarily engenders. Admittedly, that billionaire playboy Tony Stark would enter an actual warzone for a simple weapons demonstration is quite a logical leap in terms of premise, but from a Heideggerian viewpoint it does show how bound Tony is to his technology, circling the globe and putting his life at risk on its behalf – and the film immediately literalizes this bondage.

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