In the 1989 film, Back to the Future 2, Marty McFly took his first glimpse in the distant future of 2015. With hover boards and flying cars and big TV screens the future never looked brighter. As views we are expected to notice how large a role technology plays in our lives and how much it will grow. Yet now that its 2015 we already see Google’s new self driving cars, hover boards tested by Lexus, and the accelerated growth of the internet. With all these new and fast changes in our lives, how exactly is technology affecting us?
So in English class we’ve been learning much about what known as the Hero’s Journey. It’s a simple formula that many stories have used throughout time to get us rooting for the protagonist, describing the story the transformation of an Average Joe, to a hero. We’ve even seen Star Wars and related the Hero’s Journey to Luke. This got me thinking; is there a Hero’s Journey in the world of science?