In 1999 a small sci-fi movie called The Matrix made its debut featuring not just a focus on hacking and a slick action aesthetic but also the use of "bullet time" special effects. Its success meant that those elements would quickly become (over)us.
Boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth. Neo: What truth? Boy: There is no spoon. Neo: There is no spoon? Boy: Then you’ll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself