Favorite Visions of the Future in Literature, Movies and Television that Have Been Rendered Obsolete

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I have been hungry and thirsty and what I did never surprised me. My point was that the Earth has nearly attained these population levels (quick check - currently 7.2 billion) without drastic consequences.
Ah, my mistake... although, regarding Soylent Green (vs. the non-cannibalistic story it was based off of "Make Room! Make Room!"), the primary premise was ecological collapse or loss of resources (and population) respectively that was the source of the problem. Overpopulation was a sidebar in Soylent Green to simply exasperate the problem.

In any case, I see your point.

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In Back to the Future 2 they went forward to October 21, 2015. I'm still waiting for a hoverboard (not those with wheels) but maybe not for Jaws 17.
Given the quick drop of of quility, Im rather glad we didn't get Jaws 17 .:D
 

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Stories about humans struggling to survive a million years in the future as the coal-fired sun burns out.

Obviously the bikini-clad Martian princesses and Venusian dinosaurs who would have quadrupled NASA's budget overnight as soon as we got pictures of them.
 

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I have been hungry and thirsty and what I did never surprised me. My point was that the Earth has nearly attained these population levels (quick check - currently 7.2 billion) without drastic consequences.
I take it global warming (a nonsense IMO too), ocean pollution and the rate of species depletion doesn't count.

Screens v Paper/Ink (dead in the water by 2030)

Galactic credit tattoos v Cash (soon to be a thing of the past in the West.)

Human Life - I give it twenty years on this planet.

(but that could be too controversial for this site. Maybe Brian's other site for that discussion)

Well, I'm rather pleased Judgement Day hasn't happened. Yet.
You're preaching to the wrong choir with that one :)
 

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Well, Skynet has just passed five years of being self-aware, according to canon, so it's presumably become obsolete or is just lying very low, waiting the opportunity to take over all the social media sites, plus Google, Amazon, etc. :eek:
 

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Well, Skynet has just passed five years of being self-aware, according to canon, so it's presumably become obsolete or is just lying very low, waiting the opportunity to take over all the social media sites, plus Google, Amazon, etc. :eek:
It looked at the world and it thought, my work is already done, I'll just give them 10 years.
 

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Well, Skynet has just passed five years of being self-aware, according to canon, so it's presumably become obsolete or is just lying very low, waiting the opportunity to take over all the social media sites, plus Google, Amazon, etc. :eek:
Skynet proved to be no match for hackers
 

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Ah, my mistake... although, regarding Soylent Green (vs. the non-cannibalistic story it was based off of "Make Room! Make Room!"), the primary premise was ecological collapse or loss of resources (and population) respectively that was the source of the problem. Overpopulation was a sidebar in Soylent Green to simply exasperate the problem.

In any case, I see your point.

K2
The setting of the Harry Harrsion's Make Room Make Room of which the film was based , was set in the 1990'd wasn't it ?
 
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The setting of the Harry Harrsion's Make Room Make Room of which the film was based , was set in the 1990'd wasn't it ?
August, 1999 (naturally, hehe). Soylent Green takes place in 2022. Having such a great antagonist to work with, the series I'm working on 'Liberty Stumbled,' which deals with similar issues, takes place in 2028=>>, although begins in 2017.

Who knows, maybe I'll be in the obsolete list soon enough :LOL:

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Well the crew of Moonbase Alpha started their epic voyage exactly 19 years ago today. The nuclear waste accident occurred on 13 September 1999.
 

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Well the crew of Moonbase Alpha started their epic voyage exactly 19 years ago today. The nuclear waste accident occurred on 13 September 1999.
Thanks for the reminder, but I don't think it's outdated. We just never lived up to our potential.
 
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