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Old April 22 2012, 10:09 PM   #126
RJDiogenes
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

I actually did not get a chance to watch the whole thing yet-- I'm about a half hour into it-- but that sterile vision of the future is not uncommon in 60s media. The idea that everything will be mechanized, you'll get all your nutrition from a pill, that there will be no feeling left because everything will be controlled by computers, et cetera. It's what I call the dark side of the hippie movement-- the idea that science is cold and clinical and we must abandon it and go back to nature (rather than understanding that science is nature and an essential part of humanity). It's unfortunate, but that was an aspect of society back then. You can see elements of that line of thinking even in 2001 and Star Trek.
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