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Old March 8 2014, 12:05 PM   #46
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Re: Who has the most realistic 'future'?

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Star Trek, as Earth is largely portrayed. The future's only gotten better and better with each passing century. Don't see any reason that's going to change, especially if we ever develop a means of nearly infinite clean energy and the ability to replicate/produce food for everyone.

At worst, overpopulation will be a problem.
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Old March 8 2014, 04:15 PM   #47
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Re: Who has the most realistic 'future'?

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Idiocracy
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Old March 9 2014, 06:54 AM   #48
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Re: Who has the most realistic 'future'?

The Aschen society from the Stargate SG-1 show, but without any stargates/transporters.

http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Aschen
http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Aschen_technology

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Old March 9 2014, 05:28 PM   #49
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Re: Who has the most realistic 'future'?

The anime series Planetes.
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Old March 9 2014, 10:18 PM   #50
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Re: Who has the most realistic 'future'?

At best (if we're lucky):
2001: A Space Odyssey (if you add sixty years to it).

At worst (if we're screwed):
The Road Warrior
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Old March 9 2014, 10:20 PM   #51
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Re: Who has the most realistic 'future'?

I'm going to say Wild Palms
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Old August 18 2014, 08:05 AM   #52
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Re: Who has the most realistic 'future'?

Firefly, hands down.
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Old August 18 2014, 08:26 AM   #53
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Re: Who has the most realistic 'future'?

There's been a lot of great suggestions in here, but I have to agree with Firefly. It makes the point that Human 'progress' is mainly technological, not ethical - people generally more or less stay the same with the exception of certain specific cultural trends that come and go. Also, it gives a real sense to the vast emptiness of the universe and the fairly high likelihood that, even though it is a near certainty that aliens exist somewhere, we may very well never be in a position to actually meet any.
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Old August 18 2014, 06:47 PM   #54
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Re: Who has the most realistic 'future'?

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There's been a lot of great suggestions in here, but I have to agree with Firefly. It makes the point that Human 'progress' is mainly technological, not ethical - people generally more or less stay the same with the exception of certain specific cultural trends that come and go. Also, it gives a real sense to the vast emptiness of the universe and the fairly high likelihood that, even though it is a near certainty that aliens exist somewhere, we may very well never be in a position to actually meet any.

As someone that is on the autistic spectrum, I dont understand what people expect from your average human.

I really think many sci fi writers have a poor understanding of the human condition.

They also tend to see problems with behaviors such as group think. When it seems to be an entirely healthy part of the human consciousness.
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