The media considers this such an important lesson that it created training programs to teach us the gravity of remembering to pick up items from dead bodies, namely video games. In video games, people are scored on their ability to scavenge from the dead. We practice this so unrelentingly that we hopefully will remember to do it in a real crisis situation. In video games we learn that the dead do not just have ammunition and guns, but also food, diaries that help explain crazy events, strange pills and syringes, money, tools, magic potions, and even tape recorders. The next time that I find myself in a chaotic, near-death experience, I know who to find for help: The guy who scored highest in Bioshock.
About Sci-Fi LessonsI've spent most of my life watching sci-fi. I think I've learned some important lessons. Yes, I'm a bit sarcastic, but I really have learned these things from beloved sci-fi, for good or ill. Some of the lessons are ridiculous, but they might come in handy. Who knows the next time I'll find myself accidentally invisible?