If you enjoyed The Terminator, Blade Runner and Minority Report, you’ve got a penchant for Tech-Noir - a hybrid genre-mash that combines the futuristic side of sci-fi with the characteristically dark yet glamorous side of film noir.
The term Tech-Noir comes from the aforementioned James Cameron movie, where it features as the name of a nightclub. This was a deliberate choice by Cameron to invoke associations with both genres.
As Y2K loomed in the 1990s, tech noir rose to prominence as filmmakers sought to explore the perils of a technology-driven society. Fortunately, treacherous tech corporations, RoboCops are purely fictional threats, and we can assure our future will be nothing like the worlds of tech noir films. Probably.