“Johnny Mnemonic”

The themes, characters and narrative of this great cyberpunk film still resonate with audiences watching more than 15 years after it was released. Still, a modern gentleman is a bit amused by the fact that, even after a procedure to increase its capacity, the storage capability of Johnny Mnemonic’s brain is a mere 160 Gigabytes — 320 with a “doubler.”

Of course, producers might have thought saying Keanu Reeves, who played the title character, had more memory than an iPod was just too unbelievable.

William Gibson seems to have taken the simple math of Moore’s ‘Law‘ quite literally when writing the short story upon which the movie is based.


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