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Old January 21 2014, 05:16 PM   #16
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Re: Which future is it?

In other words, don't expect warp drive anytime soon.
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Old January 21 2014, 05:21 PM   #17
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Re: Which future is it?

There have been a lot of things that have mucked up the strict progression of cause to effect, but from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint of the timeline the wibble has been wobbled and the wobbled has been wibblied.

It would be interesting if Trek went in a direction that altered the timeline resulting in a world where the events of our time are the result of such wibbling and wobbling to explain King Daniel Into Darkness's "We never had the kind of technology that created Khan in the 70's, a war between Augment supermen in the 90's, cryopods and ships with artificial gravity in 1996, a computer tycoon named Henry Starling who made a fortune from a crashed 29th century Starfleet ship etc."
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Old January 21 2014, 05:36 PM   #18
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Our future will not be anything like that represented in Trek, because Trek is fiction and reality tends not to follow the same script. That being said, Trek shows us an idealized, fantasized, and romanticized version of the future that we should try to work towards, but that's really the extent of it no matter how many times it's rewritten, reimagined, or rebooted.
I disagree. Our own future has been shaped by the Trek TV shows already. Cell phones, medical scanners. We seem to love to make that future a reality.
"That future" is a fantasy, created by studio execs first and foremost for entertainment and money-making purposes (and not necessarily in that order). Trek's inspired some things like you mentioned in our world, but it isn't going to be an accurate depiction of how things will truly be. "The real" future will be different--more advanced than Trek in some areas, but substantially far behind in others.
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Old January 23 2014, 10:23 PM   #19
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I view Star Trek as being from a fictional Earth very similar to ours. On that Earth was the rise of Khan and the Eugenics War in the 80s/90s. In 2233 of that Earth's History Nero came back in time and created another timeline that did not erase the events of TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY.
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Old January 24 2014, 12:25 AM   #20
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"The future hasn't been written yet." - Emmett L. Brown, Ph.D.

Sure it has.

I just wrote it last week.
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