Question – I am writing a paper for an information technologies class. I want to demonstrate what affect new technology has had on the amount of entertainment now available to everyone. Can you explain to me just exactly how far technology has come and what are it benefits?
It is now possible for us to monitor potentially dangerous processes quickly and affordably. This allows us to bring potentially dangerous effects closer to the audience in stunt shows, such as gas fire and pyrotechnic effects. An example is the full size Sea Plane that crash-lands about 30 feet in front of the audience, while exploding. See our web page, or that of SpectraF/X. Similarly with roller coasters and other high speed rides. Computers now monitor and control these, resulting in higher throughput, lower maintenance costs, or both. With the increasing speed of the computer hardware, and the advancements in software, we are able to affordable create more complex shows.