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23rd Jun '17 3:53:09 AM GuiltlessMephitine
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* Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fsn_(file_manager)# File System Navigator]] (And its later clone, [[http://fsv.sourceforge.net File System Visualizer]]), which depicts your files in an overly ostentatious 3D-fashion. [[MemeticMutation You've probably seen this in]] Film/JurassicPark.
23rd Jun '17 3:44:46 AM GuiltlessMephitine
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* Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fsn_(file_manager)# File System Navigator]] (And its later clone, [[http://fsv.sourceforge.net File System Visualizer]]) which depicts your files in an overly ostentatious 3D-fashion. [[MemeticMutation You've probably seen this in]] {{Jurassic Park}}.

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* Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fsn_(file_manager)# File System Navigator]] (And its later clone, [[http://fsv.sourceforge.net File System Visualizer]]) Visualizer]]), which depicts your files in an overly ostentatious 3D-fashion. [[MemeticMutation You've probably seen this in]] {{Jurassic Park}}.Film/JurassicPark.
23rd Jun '17 3:07:11 AM GuiltlessMephitine
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* Several cleaning and optimization apps nowadays have this kind of interface. It makes sense - for non-tech-savvy users, apps like this seem much more "reliable" and "useful" than simple designs.

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* Several cleaning and optimization apps nowadays have this kind of interface. It makes sense - for non-tech-savvy users, apps like this seem much more "reliable" and "useful" than ones with simple designs.
23rd Jun '17 2:32:00 AM GuiltlessMephitine
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* Several cleaning and optimization apps nowadays have this kind of interface. It makes sense - for non-tech-savvy users, apps like this seem much more "reliable" and "useful" than simple designs.
* Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fsn_(file_manager)# File System Navigator]] (And its later clone, [[http://fsv.sourceforge.net File System Visualizer]]) which depicts your files in an overly ostentatious 3D-fashion. [[MemeticMutation You've probably seen this in]] {{Jurassic Park}}.
21st May '17 2:19:20 PM HighCrate
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* On ''Anime/YuGiOh'', when Kaiba hacks into Pegasus' domain, a firewall shows a toon rabbit saying "Hey, Kaiba. Hey, Kaiba." Yes, Pegasus is obsessed with cartoons. (And he [[GenreSavvy knew it would be Kaiba]].)

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* On ''Anime/YuGiOh'', when Kaiba hacks into Pegasus' domain, a firewall shows a toon rabbit saying "Hey, Kaiba. Hey, Kaiba." Yes, Pegasus is obsessed with cartoons. (And he [[GenreSavvy knew it would be Kaiba]].)\n
12th May '17 11:02:06 PM Midna
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* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''. In fact, you can find on Sourceforge.net the [[http://lainos.sourceforge.net/ LainOS Project]], a (apparently abandoned) project to create an operating system with as much pizzazz as the computers from ''Serial Experiments Lain''.
* An extreme example of this is Chisame's artifact in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. She's a hacker to begin with, so her artifact lets her actually enter the computer system, Tron style, for super-hacking. Some of the extreme graphics include viruses that look like jellyfish, MagicalGirl anti-virus programs (actually two of her classmates, dragged into the computer with her), and ClothingDamage to represent data being destroyed. This is based on the computer representations in Akamatsu's earlier ''Manga/AILoveYou''.
* Ed, of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' fame utilizes some rather trippy fish decor on whatever terabyte, terahertz-chugging OS she uses. But [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} she's just like that.]]
* While the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion original series]] had some flashy displays, ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' has super orgasmovision 5d parallax screens for everything, even the monitors that more or less say: "Power Switch: On" or the ones that show where the Evas and Angels are in relation to each other.
* In the ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' movie ''Lagann-hen'', [[spoiler: Lordgenome]] does some [[HollywoodHacking HAAKIIIIING]] into the [[spoiler: Anti-Spiral-controlled Cathedral Lazengann to find its blueprints]]. This is represented onscreen by him running through and annihilating a long series of brick walls in a corridor connecting the two ships, finding the space it was stored on, breaking a box holding it with his head and eating what was inside. [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Y]][[CrazyAwesome e]][[WidgetSeries s]].
** Apparently this was not just for the benefit and amusement of the audience either, as the other characters are also looking on with the same confused face as the viewers themselves.
* On ''Anime/YuGiOh'', when Kaiba hacks into Pegasus' domain, a firewall shows a toon rabbit saying "Hey, Kaiba. Hey, Kaiba." Yes, Pegasus is obsessed with cartoons.
** And he [[GenreSavvy knew it would be Kaiba]].

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* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''. In fact, you can find on Sourceforge.net the [[http://lainos.sourceforge.net/ LainOS Project]], a (apparently a(m apparently abandoned) project to create an operating system with as much pizzazz as the computers from ''Serial Experiments Lain''.
* An extreme example of this is Chisame's artifact in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. She's a hacker to begin with, so her artifact lets her actually enter the computer system, Tron style, ''Tron''-style, for super-hacking. Some of the extreme graphics include viruses that look like jellyfish, MagicalGirl anti-virus programs (actually two of her classmates, classmates dragged into the computer with her), and ClothingDamage to represent data being destroyed. This is based on the computer representations in Akamatsu's earlier ''Manga/AILoveYou''.
* Ed, Ed of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' fame utilizes some rather trippy fish decor on whatever terabyte, terahertz-chugging OS she uses. But [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} she's just like that.]]
* While the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion original series]] had has some flashy displays, ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' has super orgasmovision 5d 5D parallax screens for everything, even the monitors that more or less say: "Power Switch: On" or the ones that show where the Evas and Angels are in relation to each other.
* In the ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' movie ''Lagann-hen'', [[spoiler: Lordgenome]] does some [[HollywoodHacking HAAKIIIIING]] HAACKIIIIING]] into the [[spoiler: Anti-Spiral-controlled Cathedral Lazengann to find its blueprints]]. This is represented onscreen by him running through and annihilating a long series of brick walls in a corridor connecting the two ships, finding the space it was stored on, breaking a box holding it with his head and eating what was inside. [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Y]][[CrazyAwesome e]][[WidgetSeries s]].
**
Yes.]] Apparently this was not just for the benefit and amusement of the audience either, as the other characters are also looking on with the same confused face as the viewers themselves.
* On ''Anime/YuGiOh'', when Kaiba hacks into Pegasus' domain, a firewall shows a toon rabbit saying "Hey, Kaiba. Hey, Kaiba." Yes, Pegasus is obsessed with cartoons.
** And
cartoons. (And he [[GenreSavvy knew it would be Kaiba]].
Kaiba]].)



* ''Film/JurassicPark'' showed a 3D interface to all the park's systems. It's actually a ''real'' program -- a proof-of-concept file-system manager included with every SGI. Not much use as an industrial control UI. This being said, it apparently ''wasn't'' used as the standard interface for the park -- prior to the systems reboot, what we see of the computers is a combination of specialized [=UIs=] and plain old command-line.
** The program is called FSN (for File System Navigator). It's no longer available on SGI's site, but someone has made a similar program called [[http://fsv.sourceforge.net/ FSV]].

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* ''Film/JurassicPark'' showed shows a 3D computer interface to all the park's systems. It's that is actually a ''real'' program -- FSN (short for File System Navigator), a proof-of-concept file-system manager included with every SGI. Not much use as an industrial control UI. This being said, it apparently ''wasn't'' used as the standard interface for the park -- prior to the systems reboot, what we see of the computers is a combination of specialized [=UIs=] and plain old command-line.
** The program is called FSN (for File System Navigator). It's
(It's no longer available on SGI's site, but someone has made a similar program called [[http://fsv.sourceforge.net/ FSV]].) However, prior to the system reboot, what we see of the computers is a combination of specialized [=UIs=] and plain old command-line.



** This trope is averted in the first film, when Cypher explains "The image translators work for the construct program, but there's way too much information to decode the Matrix." Meaning that they can view what's happening inside their Construct program (their mini-Matrix) graphically, via the "image translators"; but there's too much information in the Matrix to render a graphical view of what's happening there, so they have to view it in the raining code, which is something like a debugger or a system monitor.
* Various spaceship displays in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Usually these alternated between animated vector graphics and readouts of math equations.
** Bonus points because the screens were actually projected onto Bowman's face when he was in the pod, so that the audience could see what the computer was doing, as if it were just reflected in the faceplate of his helmet [[spoiler:when he was wearing one]].
* In ''Film/MinorityReport'', the gestural interface reacted instantaneously to a variety of hand motions; had [[HolographicTerminal several layers of transparency]], and actually appears relatively easy to use. Also justified as the only work we saw it heavily used for was sorting through the precogs visions.
** The interface was actually based on one in development. You can find videos of it working in real life.

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** This trope is averted in the first film, when Cypher explains "The image translators work for the construct program, but there's way too much information to decode the Matrix." Meaning that they can view what's happening inside their Construct program (their mini-Matrix) graphically, graphically via the "image translators"; translators", but there's too much information in the Matrix to render a graphical view of what's happening there, so they have to view it in the raining code, which is something like a debugger or a system monitor.
* Various spaceship displays in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Usually these alternated alternate between animated vector graphics and readouts of math equations.
**
equations. Bonus points because the screens were are actually projected onto Bowman's face when he was he's in the pod, so that the audience could can see what the computer was is doing, as if it were just reflected in the faceplate of his helmet [[spoiler:when he was he's wearing one]].
* In ''Film/MinorityReport'', the gestural interface reacted reacts instantaneously to a variety of hand motions; had motions, has [[HolographicTerminal several layers of transparency]], and actually appears relatively easy to use. Also justified justified, as the only work we saw see it heavily used for was is sorting through the precogs visions.
** The interface was
visions. It's actually based on one in development. You development, and you can find videos of it working in real life.



* ''Film/{{Hackers}}'' was filled to the brim with this trope.
** The best part is when one of the hackers is browsing the corporate database by flying through whizzing algorithms and through a grid of giant reflective monoliths that represented different sectors of data. Then when he saves the junk file to his floppy disc, it is later viewed on a home computer in exactly the same browsing manner.
** Seeing how whenever a non- POV character used a computer, they used a plain- looking OS (it's a bit hard to catch on [[RewatchBonus your first watch]]), it might even be {{Handwaved}} as some sort of hybrid between RuleOfCool, TheRashomon and RuleOfPerception, as that's probably how the OS looked [[FridgeBrilliance to the experienced hackers]].
** Additionally interesting example as this takes place when the 14.4 kbps modem was standard, although one computer is said to have a 28.8 kbps modem. This means all these cool graphics were streamed across a 14.4 kbps connection on computers with processors slower than 100 [=MHz=] and with less than four MB of RAM.
* Used quite noticeably in the 2007 ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film--apparently, if you take a sound file of a signal broadcast by a Transformer, open in in Audacity, and zoom in really close to the waveform, you can see Cybertronian glyphs.

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* ''Film/{{Hackers}}'' was is filled to the brim with this trope.
** The best part is when one of the hackers is browsing the corporate database by flying through whizzing algorithms and through a grid of giant reflective monoliths that represented represent different sectors of data. Then when he saves the junk file to his floppy disc, it is later viewed on a home computer in exactly the same browsing manner.
** Seeing how whenever a non- POV non-POV character used uses a computer, they used use a plain- looking plain-looking OS (it's a bit hard to catch on [[RewatchBonus your first watch]]), it might even be {{Handwaved}} as some sort of hybrid between RuleOfCool, TheRashomon and RuleOfPerception, as that's probably how the OS looked looks [[FridgeBrilliance to the experienced hackers]].
** Additionally interesting example as this
hackers]]. The movie also takes place when the 14.4 kbps modem was standard, although one computer is said to have a 28.8 kbps modem. This means all these cool graphics were are streamed across a 14.4 kbps connection on computers with processors slower than 100 [=MHz=] and with less than four MB of RAM.
* Used quite noticeably in the 2007 ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film--apparently, if you take a sound file of a signal broadcast by a Transformer, open in it in Audacity, and zoom in really close to the waveform, you can see Cybertronian glyphs.



** The lead alien [[spoiler:uses a bunch of human computer components to build a temporary diagnostic system for his ship]], but it also seems emulate the alien [=OS=]. With little apparent success, since it's actually supposed run its display as a hologram. But hey, he makes it work somehow.
* Hugh Jackman building his worm in ''Film/{{Swordfish}}''. Watching 9 monitors worth of text in a C compiler (or more probably an assembler, seeing as how the data was supposed to be stored on a tape drive kept in a basement. See EverythingIsOnline and ComputerEqualsTapeDrive) while he compiles the various components would be boring, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autocad autocad]]? Really?! AUTO-FREAKING-CAD?! Yes, autocad technically has applications in programming languages like LISP and C++, but unless he's making a pretty, user-friendly interface for his CASH GRABBING SUPER VIRUS, there doesn't seem much point.

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** The lead alien [[spoiler:uses a bunch of human computer components to build a temporary diagnostic system for his ship]], but it also seems to emulate the alien [=OS=]. With little apparent success, since it's actually supposed run its display as a hologram. But hey, he makes it work somehow.
* Hugh Jackman building his worm in ''Film/{{Swordfish}}''. Watching 9 monitors monitors' worth of text in a C compiler (or more probably what is most likely an assembler, seeing as how the data was supposed to be stored on a tape drive kept in a basement. See EverythingIsOnline and ComputerEqualsTapeDrive) assembler while he compiles the various components would be boring, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autocad autocad]]? Really?! AUTO-FREAKING-CAD?! Really? Yes, autocad it technically has applications in programming languages like LISP and C++, but unless he's making a pretty, user-friendly interface for his CASH GRABBING SUPER VIRUS, cash-grabbing super-virus, there doesn't seem much point.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'' got more into this trope the further it got into the franchise (as real-world technology and budgets improved). In ''Film/ANewHope'', the schematic of the bombing run on the Death Star, shown to the rebel fleet, is barely Atari-quality; amazingly, the Special Edition didn't update this. By the time ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' rolled around, the rebels were watching fully animated 3D renderings of the new Death Star orbiting Endor. And of course, there's the fancy CGI that the prequel trilogy had to work with.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' got gets more into this trope the further it got gets into the franchise (as real-world technology and budgets improved). improve). In ''Film/ANewHope'', the schematic of the bombing run on the Death Star, shown to the rebel fleet, is barely Atari-quality; amazingly, the Special Edition didn't doesn't update this. By the time ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' rolled around, the rebels were watching fully animated 3D renderings of the new Death Star orbiting Endor. And of course, there's the fancy CGI that the prequel trilogy had has to work with.



** The prequel series is supposed to be much better technologically than the Original series so having that kind of stuff might be FridgeBrilliance

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** The prequel series is supposed to be much better technologically than the Original series original series, so having that kind of stuff might be FridgeBrillianceFridgeBrilliance.



* ''Film/{{S1m0ne}}'': The interface for the S1m0ne program, which features floating menus, Simone's head forming out of a spiral on every boot-up and a matrix of actress headshots from whom Viktor samples vocal affectations. When Viktor [[spoiler: infects the program with a virus, Simone's face erodes away into tiny pixels that blow away like wind in the sand.]]

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* ''Film/{{S1m0ne}}'': The interface for the S1m0ne program, which features floating menus, Simone's head forming out of a spiral on every boot-up and a matrix of actress headshots from whom which Viktor samples vocal affectations. When Viktor [[spoiler: infects the program with a virus, Simone's face erodes away into tiny pixels that blow away like wind in the sand.]]



* In the 1985 movie ''Film/WeirdScience'', Wyatt uses a computer program, "Crypto Smasher v3.10", that provides a very detailed (for that time) graphical representation of the [[HollywoodHacking hacking]] he is doing to break into a military computer system. The connections are all rendered as tunnels, with the mainframe itself appearing as a vast space with CGI versions of images from the opening sequence of ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.

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* In the 1985 movie ''Film/WeirdScience'', Wyatt uses a computer program, "Crypto Smasher v3.10", that provides a very detailed (for that the time) graphical representation of the [[HollywoodHacking hacking]] he is doing to break into a military computer system. The connections are all rendered as tunnels, with the mainframe itself appearing as a vast space with CGI versions of images from the opening sequence of ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.



* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': The Gamemasters' control room, to a ludicrous degree.

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%% * ''Film/TheHungerGames'': The Gamemasters' control room, to a ludicrous degree.



* Very unusual example on the written page in TheAlgebraist: "A wild blur of holos and glowing fields filled the volume in front of the creature as it checked through the Voehn ship's systems, blistering quickly."

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* Very unusual example on the written page in TheAlgebraist: ''Literature/TheAlgebraist'': "A wild blur of holos and glowing fields filled the volume in front of the creature as it checked through the Voehn ship's systems, blistering quickly."



* In the new ''[[Series/{{V2009}} V]]'' series, the Visitor holographic computers are like this.

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%% * In the new ''[[Series/{{V2009}} V]]'' ''Series/{{V2009}}'' series, the Visitor holographic computers are like this.



* Computer screens on ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' are filled with scrolling text and rotating graphics, none of which appear to mean anything, and would seem to make it difficult or impossible to see what's really going on. There is also a 3D "virtual universe" humans can use VR goggles to tap into and AI's can visit by touching a screen that resembles a city made out of computer code, holographic circuit diagrams, and 1010110's.
** The fact it's all in a [[{{Fictionary}} fictional language]] instead of English doesn't help matters.
* ''MaxHeadroom'', in which the System (i.e. what in RealLife would come to be the Internet) generally looked either like a [[OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture crude wireframe mockup of the real world]], or alternatively, like [[HilariousInHindsight a series of tubes]].

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* Computer screens on ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' are filled with scrolling text and rotating graphics, none of which appear appears to mean anything, and would seem and seems to make it difficult or impossible to see what's really going on. There is also a 3D "virtual universe" humans can use VR goggles to tap into into, and AI's can visit by touching a screen screen, that resembles a city made out of computer code, holographic circuit diagrams, and 1010110's.
**
1010110's. The fact it's all in a [[{{Fictionary}} fictional language]] instead of English doesn't help matters.
* ''MaxHeadroom'', ''Series/MaxHeadroom'', in which the System (i.e. what in RealLife would come to be the Internet) generally looked looks either like a [[OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture crude wireframe mockup of the real world]], or alternatively, like [[HilariousInHindsight a series of tubes]].



** [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]] had equipment ''covered'' with lights that blinked and cycled, but no apparent labels or other way for the crew to identify which light meant what.
*** This was parodied on [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]] when The Doctor played with a '''golf ball''' that was covered in blinking lights.
*** Also delightfully parodied in Creator/WilliamShatner's scenes in ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' where crew members on the lunar base explain how they've been investigating equipment which has lots of blinking lights and nothing else, and they have not been able to figure out what it actually ''does''.
** The newer shows have smooth black panels, backlit with meaningless blinking lights. They do have labels, but close shots reveal most of them are just random numbers and letters. Some of the panels contain in-jokes or even easter eggs (e.g. the Enterprise-D Master Systems Display in engineering.)

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** [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]] had has equipment ''covered'' with lights that blinked blink and cycled, cycle, but no apparent labels or other way for the crew to identify which light meant what.
*** This was is parodied on [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]] Voyager]], when The Doctor played plays with a '''golf ball''' that was is covered in blinking lights.
*** Also delightfully parodied in Creator/WilliamShatner's scenes in ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'', where crew members on the lunar base explain how they've been investigating equipment which has lots of blinking lights and nothing else, and they have not been able to figure out what it actually ''does''.
** The newer later shows have smooth black panels, backlit with meaningless blinking lights. They do have labels, but close shots reveal most of them are just random numbers and letters. Some of the panels contain in-jokes or even easter Easter eggs (e.g. the Enterprise-D Master Systems Display in engineering.)



*** The LCARS is an actual interface standard, and people have even written DOS frontends that use it. And also an entire separate distribution of Linux (for the non-Linux-users, that's like a whole different version of Windows), which is not going to just be a "skin" for a Windows-like interface, but will actually implement the real LCARS interface (with touch-screens!). The fake TV future is here!
*** [[http://lcarsreader.com/ LCARS Reader for iPad]] is available. Seriously, why else would you want an iPad, other than to have a fully functional 24th century PADD?
*** How about a ''fully functional [[http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.danms.LCARSScanner LCARS tricorder app]]'' for Android? The one concession to Rule of Cool is a somewhat useless mode displaying pictures of the sun and proton/electron output over the past 64 days.

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*** The LCARS is an actual interface standard, and people have even written DOS frontends that use it. And also an entire separate distribution of Linux (for the non-Linux-users, that's like a whole different version of Windows), which is not going to isn't just be a "skin" for a Windows-like interface, but will actually implement implements the real LCARS interface (with touch-screens!). The fake TV future is here!
*** [[http://lcarsreader.com/ LCARS Reader for iPad]] is available. Seriously, why else would you want an iPad, iPad other than to have a fully functional 24th century PADD?
*** How about a ''fully functional [[http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.danms.LCARSScanner LCARS tricorder app]]'' for Android? The one concession to Rule of Cool RuleOfCool is a somewhat useless mode displaying pictures of the sun and proton/electron output over the past 64 days.



* Parodied in [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/feature-articles/ditch-your-os.php this]] ''Website/SomethingAwful'' article about "[=MoFOS=]" (Movie Fake Operating System).
* Generally any crime drama on TV will show computers with a ludicrous unnecessary graphic interface. ''Series/{{CSI}}'' especially seems to love it.
** Ditto ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' to some extent, where the idea appears to be to take a screensaver and run it as the desktop wallpaper.
** Various supplimentary media (like the website) have stated that Torchwood's computer is some sort of alien being hooked into their system instead of having any kind of CPU. The spiralling tentacle-like screen saver running in the background is meant to represent the creature's new virtual body as it manipulates a VR environment. When they access the server outside the hub in ''Children of Earth'', the desktop appears. Still fits the trope though as there is no reason the characters would have to see what the creature sees.

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%% * Parodied in [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/feature-articles/ditch-your-os.php this]] ''Website/SomethingAwful'' article about "[=MoFOS=]" (Movie Fake Operating System).
* Generally any crime drama on TV will show computers with a ludicrous unnecessary graphic interface. ''Series/{{CSI}}'' especially seems to love it.
** Ditto
showing computers with a ludicrous, unnecessary graphic interface.
*
''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' to some extent, where the idea appears to be to take a screensaver and run it as the desktop wallpaper.
** Various supplimentary supplementary media (like the website) have stated that Torchwood's computer is some sort of alien being hooked into their system instead of having any kind of CPU. The spiralling spiralling, tentacle-like screen saver screensaver running in the background is meant to represent the creature's new virtual body as it manipulates a VR environment. When they access the server outside the hub in ''Children of Earth'', the desktop appears. Still fits the trope though as Of course, there is no reason the characters would have to see what the creature sees.sees...



* Justified in an episode of ''Series/NUMB3RS'', where a computer scientist hid the fact that his artificial intelligence computer is a fraud by creating a very elaborate and impressive looking computer room and interface.
* In ''Series/CSIMiami'', the team now has really awesome touch-screen and almost-holographic interface, straight out of the above-mentioned ''Film/MinorityReport''.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': Cylon Baseships have [[HolographicTerminal holographic]] screens that [[MatrixRainingCode constantly flow and display pseudo-Chinese characters]] on their natural state. When a ship is heavily damaged, the screens begin to flicker rapidly. Guess humanoid Cylons are immune to epilepsy. Possibly justified based on the fact that all serious interaction between the crew and the ship occurs via a direct brain link to the ship's systems. Therefore the screens would only be useful for at-a-glance status reports for those members not currently mindlinked to the data stream.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'', with every computer that will be used to aid the investigation. Especially the holographic display. Averted for product placement (every smartphone is a Windows smartphone, every PC is a Windows PC.)

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* Justified in an episode of ''Series/NUMB3RS'', where a computer scientist hid hides the fact that his artificial intelligence computer is a fraud by creating a very elaborate and impressive looking impressive-looking computer room and interface.
* In ''Series/CSIMiami'', the team now has a really awesome touch-screen and almost-holographic almost holographic interface, straight out of the above-mentioned ''Film/MinorityReport''.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': Cylon Baseships have [[HolographicTerminal holographic]] screens that [[MatrixRainingCode constantly flow and display pseudo-Chinese characters]] on their natural state. When a ship is heavily damaged, the screens begin to flicker rapidly. Guess humanoid Cylons are immune to epilepsy. Possibly justified based on the fact that all serious interaction between the crew and the ship occurs via a direct brain link to the ship's systems. Therefore systems; therefore, the screens would are only be useful for at-a-glance status reports for those members not currently mindlinked to the data stream.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'', with every computer that will be used to aid the investigation. Especially the holographic display. Averted for product placement (every smartphone is a Windows smartphone, every PC is a Windows PC.)PC).



* ''Series/DiagnosisMurder'' had an episode where someone was cyberhacking Amanda for some reason. Jesse called in his nerd squad to help. They used a search program, represented onscreen as a weasel or possibly a ferret, to find the home computer. When the search program was neutralised, the weasel was electrocuted and fell down dead. Amusing, but pointless.
* ALL OVER THE PLACE in ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. Sometimes the crazy graphics are actually the language of an alien species, which someone is always able to translate with minimal difficulty.
** On the other hand, frequently averted, particularly in ''Atlantis'' and later seasons of ''SG-1'': many of the computers worked on perfectly ordinary Windows.
** They would frequently use tablet laptops even when it didn't make sense, such as when reprogramming an alien system. Imagine trying to type code with one hand on a virtual keyboard while holding the same screen (much heavier than an [=iPad=]) with the other hand. Then there's the issue of battery life for the same tablets.
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' the Dean invests in a virtual reality operating system whose interface makes him feel godlike and blinds him to the fact that doing anything with the system is absurdly time-consuming and removes basically all the advantages of using a computer in the first place.
--> '''Jeff:''' Go to "Settings"

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* ''Series/DiagnosisMurder'' had has an episode where someone was is cyberhacking Amanda for some reason. Jesse called calls in his nerd squad to help. They used use a search program, represented onscreen as a weasel or possibly a ferret, to find the home computer. When the search program was is neutralised, the weasel was is electrocuted and fell falls down dead. Amusing, but pointless.
* ALL OVER THE PLACE All over the place in ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. Sometimes the crazy graphics are actually the language of an alien species, which someone is always able to translate with minimal difficulty.
** On the other hand, frequently averted, particularly in ''Atlantis'' and later seasons of ''SG-1'': many of the computers worked work on perfectly ordinary Windows.
** They would frequently use tablet laptops even when it didn't doesn't make sense, such as when reprogramming an alien system. Imagine trying to type code with one hand on a virtual keyboard while holding the same screen (much heavier than an [=iPad=]) with the other hand. Then there's the issue of battery life for the same tablets.
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' ''Series/{{Community}}'', the Dean invests in a virtual reality operating system whose interface makes him feel godlike and blinds him to the fact that doing anything with the system is absurdly time-consuming and removes basically all the advantages of using a computer in the first place.
--> '''Jeff:''' Go to "Settings""Settings".



* ''Series/ATouchOfCloth'': Parodied when DC Asap Qureshi shows Jack and Anne a ridiculously graphical supercomputer hologram display in the computer lab, which he describes as "the most melodramatic operating system in the world".

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* ''Series/ATouchOfCloth'': Parodied ''Series/ATouchOfCloth'' parodies it when DC Asap Qureshi shows Jack and Anne a ridiculously graphical supercomputer hologram display in the computer lab, which he describes as "the most melodramatic operating system in the world".




* Many modern videogames have all sorts of flashing, rotating icons, blinking window popups, scrolling transitions, and all that sort of graphical pizzazz. These are real, actual user interfaces, the effects are somewhat moderate, but are still flashy.
* A slightly more low-key (but still flashy) interface is found in the computer game ''{{Uplink}}''. Of course, the game is a simulation of the Hollywood version of hacking, so something would be amiss if it had a realistic interface.
** It does take place in the year 2010, letting it off some of its crimes. It also notes--in a hidden computer you can hack into--that the ''really'' extreme graphical representation of ''Johnny Mnemonic'', while being "hilariously inaccurate", would be fantastic for ''Uplink 2: TERMINAL'' (not in development).
** Uplink's semi-sequel Subversion looks to be all over this.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'', both in-game and its user interfaces. Starting a new game uses the in-game fiction of sending your name and a photo over a secure tunnel connections has a flashy loading screen.

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\n* Many modern videogames video games have all sorts of flashing, rotating icons, blinking window popups, scrolling transitions, and all that sort of graphical pizzazz. These are real, actual user interfaces, interfaces; the effects are somewhat moderate, but are still flashy.
* A ''VideoGame/{{Uplink}}'' has a slightly more low-key (but still flashy) interface is found in the computer game ''{{Uplink}}''. interface. Of course, the game is a simulation of the Hollywood version of hacking, so something would be amiss if it had a realistic interface.
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interface. It does take place in the year 2010, letting it off some of its crimes. It also notes--in a hidden computer you can hack into--that the ''really'' extreme graphical representation of ''Johnny Mnemonic'', while being "hilariously inaccurate", would be fantastic for ''Uplink 2: TERMINAL'' (not in development).
** Uplink's semi-sequel Subversion looks to be all over this.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'', both in-game and its user interfaces. Starting a new game uses the in-game fiction of sending your name and a photo over a secure tunnel connections connection and has a flashy loading screen.



* Averted in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' as computer and mobile phone interfaces for most parts look pretty lifeless, like in real life. The [=PDA=] interface in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars'' is closer to playing the trope straight, but is still rather modest against other examples of this trope.
* The [[ShowWithinAShow fake TV]] you get to watch at the beginning of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is obscenely decorative. Markers with unreadable text pop up to accompany every little action.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', as computer and mobile phone interfaces for most parts look pretty lifeless, like in real life. The [=PDA=] interface in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars'' is closer to playing the trope straight, but is still rather modest against other examples of this trope.
* The In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', the [[ShowWithinAShow fake TV]] you get to watch at the beginning of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is obscenely decorative. Markers with unreadable text pop up to accompany every little action.



* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. The computer banks seen during the game appear to run a form of DOS that occasionally displays images by ASCII art.
** Lampshaded in the accompanying Aperture Science site; one of the workers complains about having to run an obsolete OS from the early 80s when the guys in charge get state-of-the-art graphics. (Note: said OS is [=GLaDOS=].)

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. The computer banks seen during the game appear to run a form of DOS that occasionally displays images by in ASCII art.
**
art. Lampshaded in the accompanying Aperture Science site; one of the workers complains about having to run an obsolete OS from the early 80s when the guys in charge get state-of-the-art graphics. (Note: said OS is [=GLaDOS=].)



** In ''G.U.'', the protagonists get to go behind the scenes and explore [[ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation extremely graphical architecture]] of ''The World'''s servers - Area Hacking - and sometimes stumble across one of [[http://dothack.wikia.com/wiki/Harald%27s_Rooms Harald's Rooms]]. The hidden areas behind accessible game areas seem excessively complicated, while the actual server management areas are uncomfortably simplistic. [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/xzibit-yo-dawg This also means that everything in the server is part of the MMO]].
* The entirety of ''RayCrisis'' is a hacker's attempt to subdue an evil AI, done in shmup form.
* The whole point of ''{{Rez}}''.
* Virus Busting in the series ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork'' could be seen as a graphical representation of Operators constantly inputting new code in order to delete the viruses, which could be constantly evolving, thus requiring the new code.
* The UsefulNotes/SharpX68000 version of ''VideoGame/FantasticNightDreamsCotton'' made [=LEDs=] on the keyboard light up in time to the music.

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** In ''G.U.'', the protagonists get to go behind the scenes and explore [[ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation extremely graphical architecture]] of ''The World'''s servers - Area Hacking - and sometimes stumble across one of [[http://dothack.wikia.com/wiki/Harald%27s_Rooms Harald's Rooms]]. The hidden areas behind accessible game areas seem excessively complicated, while the actual server management areas are uncomfortably simplistic. [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/xzibit-yo-dawg This also means that everything in the server is part of the MMO]].
MMO.
* The entirety of ''RayCrisis'' ''VideoGame/RayCrisis'' is a hacker's attempt to subdue an evil AI, done in shmup form.
%% * The whole point of ''{{Rez}}''.
''VideoGame/{{Rez}}''.
* Virus Busting in the series ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork'' could be seen as a graphical representation of Operators constantly inputting new code in order to delete the viruses, which could be is constantly evolving, thus requiring the new code.
* The UsefulNotes/SharpX68000 version of ''VideoGame/FantasticNightDreamsCotton'' made makes [=LEDs=] on the keyboard light up in time to the music.



* ''VideoGame/VectorThrust'' and its briefing cutscenes that involve a ridiculous login sequence with systems diagnostics and TechnoBabble scrolling up the side of the screen on par with ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' standards. [[NoBudget Apparently these are made on Powerpoint.]]

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* ''VideoGame/VectorThrust'' and its briefing cutscenes that involve a ridiculous login sequence with systems system diagnostics and TechnoBabble scrolling up the side of the screen on par with ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' standards. [[NoBudget Apparently these are made on in Powerpoint.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', some of the characters use a virtual reality version of the internet. They decide to do a search, so they all shade their eyes, squint, and look around in the distance. This particular episode had many more examples.
* One episode of WesternAnimation/BeastWars features Tigatron hacking the Predacon computer, which looks more like him playing a virtual reality game. It even has him using those motion sensing gloves.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', some of the characters use a virtual reality version of the internet. They decide to do a search, so they all shade their eyes, squint, and look around in the distance. This particular episode had has many more examples.
* One episode of WesternAnimation/BeastWars ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' features Tigatron hacking the Predacon computer, which looks more like him playing a virtual reality game. It even has him using those motion sensing gloves.
25th Feb '17 10:05:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/VectorThrust'' and its briefing cutscenes that involve a ridiculous login sequence with systems diagnostics and TechnoBabble scrolling up the side of the screen on par with AceCombat standards. [[NoBudget Apparently these are made on Powerpoint.]]

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* ''VideoGame/VectorThrust'' and its briefing cutscenes that involve a ridiculous login sequence with systems diagnostics and TechnoBabble scrolling up the side of the screen on par with AceCombat ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' standards. [[NoBudget Apparently these are made on Powerpoint.]]
7th Dec '16 4:31:46 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** They would frequently use tablet laptops even when it didn't make sense, such as when reprogramming an alien system. Imagine trying to type code with one hand on a virtual keyboard while holding the same screen (much heavier than an [=iPad=] with the other hand. Then there's the issue of battery life for the same tablets.

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** They would frequently use tablet laptops even when it didn't make sense, such as when reprogramming an alien system. Imagine trying to type code with one hand on a virtual keyboard while holding the same screen (much heavier than an [=iPad=] [=iPad=]) with the other hand. Then there's the issue of battery life for the same tablets.
6th Dec '16 5:13:26 AM Morgenthaler
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** Funnily, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' plays this straight. Tigatron hacks Megatron's ship, by connecting himself to the computer. The interface turns into a Virtual reality not unlike that seen in ''Film/{{Hackers}}'' (complete with Tigatron doing the movements in needs to do in the simulation with his real hands), with a rubix cube of ''Megatron's head'' as the password. Now, this raises questions as Transformers are robots to begin with, couldn't they come up with more efficient interfaces than virtual reality for their own ships?
2nd Oct '16 9:19:58 PM Mhazard
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