MovieOS is a blanket designation for the way Hollywood movies and pop SciFi (in comic books, film, TV, etc.) depict human/computer interaction.

UserFriendly MovieOS cartoon

Summarily, MovieOS combines:

  • infinitely interoperable hardware/software (you can plug everything into anything, sockets match and much succesful handshaking ensues) ;
  • seemingly limitless computational and rendering power (sound and image can be enhanced to crystal precision from the crappiest original image/recording) ;
  • psychic-grade usability (a couple of neatly placed obvious pads/buttons activate just the function you need next, regardless of how unlikely it is for you to summon an Instant Satellite Hijack wizard in the middle of perusing the Online Traditional Thai Cookbook) ;
  • ubiquitous interconnection (you have link anywhere, unless the plot requires you don't, and the webcam in your backyard dog-house not only has X-ray and thermal modes, but is direct linked to NSA surveillance grid, and to every soda vending machine in South Africa) ;
  • GUI that come in three main variations, possibly mixed together, (1-DEU mode) visual -impaired, size 72 clear-on-dark glowing text and full-screen zooming kindergarten-themed icons, (2-Xpert M0de) manyfold-plentiful fast-scrolling lines of tiny blinking text filling the screen, (3-4L1EN Mode) 3-D floating glyphs resolving through smokey/watery effects, Jaron Lanier phant'sy ;
  • quantum computing, or something similarly magic, is implied by the ability to reconfigure any piece of hardware into almost anything (including nuclear grade power source/weapon) by mere fiddling of the software ;
  • obviously MovieOS doesn't crash or bug out, yet is susceptible to advanced malware, notably video-enhanced virri.
I have a passion for MovieOS, expect to read a lot about it here. Just follow the flag...

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