News of criminals beating the law by using Skype to plot their dastardly deeds got Downtime a bit concerned about the prevalence of high-tech crime. Not because of its effects on society, but because of how storylines for future gangster movies will have to be modified to take account of cultural changes.
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Villains no longer need to spend months planning the perfect bank job when they can recruit some 13-year-old script kiddie to phish online bank details.
Downtime wonders how classic gangster films would be affected by trends if they were re-made in the future. Goodfellas would have to be about a young boy's rise through the ranks as a dotcom star, the Godfather would be about a cartel of IT support desk families looking to protect their maintenance on contracts, and Heat would be a film examining the similarities of Linux and Microsoft developers.