The fictional scientist Henry Wu and his team share their insights about how far they have come in their cloning abilities in “Jurassic World.” A new video shows the characters explaining how they are able to unlock the secrets of dinosaur DNA using their modern technology.
InGen was the fictitious company that was involved in cloning of dinosaurs in the very first movie from the franchise. The company was later taken over by an MNC called Masrani Global, which will be seen in the upcoming movie. This video by the “scientists” in the movie shows how there have been improvements in technology over the years.
The character Henry Wu, played by B.D. Wong, was previously seen in the 1993 movie. In the video, he compares the progress by InGen to that of progress made from the abacus to the supercomputers of today. Masrani Global apparently took over the company at a time when hardly anyone carried cell phones, the Internet made a “screeching sound” when getting connected and pictures took over a minute to download.
After Masrani Global took over InGen and Isla Nublar, the dream of a fully functional dinosaur theme park was realized. The park in “Jurassic World” features a golf course and restaurants to cater to the needs of the 20,000 visitors who come to the island every day to see the dinosaurs in the park.
In the original movie, scientists were given incomplete dinosaur DNAs that were extracted from amber. Since the amber had been buried in the ground for millions of years there were gaps in the DNA that were filled by using frog DNA. The video reveals that the scientists no longer need to use frog DNA for cloning and the “puzzle pieces” can be put together more quickly now.
In what appears to be a tribute to the character John Hammond, the billionaire who came up with the idea of a dinosaur theme park, one of the machines used by the scientists in the movie is named after him. Creating a good dinosaur clone in is only the “first step” for the scientists. “Jurassic World” will feature a few hybrid dinosaurs and the main focus will be on the Indominus Rex.
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