marcoasalazarm on Jul 10th 2018 at 8:25:09 PM
Last Edited By:
Arivne on Jul 16th 2018 at 6:07:45 PM
Page Type: trope
This Trope has been prevalent since the advent of machine-readable code (which actually started all the way back in The '60s), but nowadays it is too much of an omnipresent Trope to be considered important.... unless it's applied in a "dark" fashion such as a Scannable Man.
Film - Live Action
- Back to the Future: After going to 2015 and back, a discernible change on the De Lorean (other than the capacity to hover) is the replacement of its "OUTTATIME" plate (which it missed early on in the first film) with a bar-code plate (which it misses early on in the third film).
- Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man: Made in 1991, set 20 Minutes into the Future in 1996. One of the ways it demonstrates this is by giving several vehicles on the road (most discernibly on the bikes driven by the protagonists) bar-code plates.
- The Terminator: So what is the best way to demonstrate that Reese is right about SKYNET being a psychotic Artificial Intelligence? By showing Sarah Connor the laser-made bar code tattoo he got at one of the Machines' concentration camps.
- Some Fictional Document samples that appear throughout The Andromeda Strain have machine-readable code to demonstrate the super-tech that Project Wildfire has access to.
- In the dystopian Jennifer Government, the titular character has a barcode tattooed on her face.
- In Dark Angel, Max and the other Manticore kids all have barcodes on the back of their necks.
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