Tron’s 40th anniversary: An Optimistic Vision of AI

Tony Peak
5 min readJul 11, 2022
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“I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see. And then, one day…I got in.” — Kevin Flynn, from Tron: Legacy

Greetings, programs.

For many people, Tron is a 1980s science fiction flop that tried to cash in on the current video game craze, while utilizing ground-breaking computer animation. But for those of us who have long appreciated this film…

Tony Peak

Science Fiction & Fantasy author, member of SFWA, HWA, Planetary Society