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The future of film has science-fiction written all over it

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What we consider to be sci-fi films today, maybe drama/love stories of tomorrow.

Because as we get increasingly used to the new technologies like flying cars, robots, holograms - directors would absent-mindedly add them to their films.

 

The people of tomorrow would consider that normal, but we would consider that science fiction, and our ancestors would consider that witchcraft.

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True, but they won't feel like sci fi anymore, because we can just experience the concepts in real life. Sci fi is cool precisely because you cannot experience the environment. 



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Hmm, seems pretty likely. Why not?


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Enter retro-futurism, in which we laugh at how hilariously off the mark people of today were about the future.



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True, but they won't feel like sci fi anymore, because we can just experience the concepts in real life. Sci fi is cool precisely because you cannot experience the environment. 

 

I can't agree. Having my own tablet makes me feel like I'm in SF movie. Not to mention stuff I see in scientific news. 20 years ago I was enjoying magnetic casettes with music and using floppy disks to play video games displayed on big heavy CRT monitors. Phones without cables connecting them to station were something quite new.


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There was a time where the steam engine powered machines was considered breathtakingly modern

There was a time where the news of a human flying was disregarded as nonsense

There was a time where the thought of the internet was reserved to the most far-reaching science-fiction authors

 

Now these things surround us with most people hardly realising that they are living in a world most futurists couldn't have dreamt of fifty years ago

 

Now-a-days it is common for characters to drive cars with LED-lamps, talk in a cellphone, or downloading an app on their brand new smartphone. And no one gives it second thought.

 

The same will happen in the future


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Our ancestors would consider a Commodore 64 to be witchcraft. ;)

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I always wanted to somehow go back into the past,(preferably during the Salem witch trials) and freak people out with the modern technology. I would be considered a wizard and the people would try to execute me. But they would fail due to my technological power over them.


Yes.


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Would love to go back to Tudor times with my iPad and show it to everyone. Better bring a gun, though, just in case they try to kill me for wizardry.

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you'd probably be killed by the plague, or dysentry, or by simply being around other people since the quality of life was terrible back then - ever watched "The Crusade"?


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Science fact you mean.



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Read 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' by Mark Twain. It really shows just how much advancements in tech, or even just knowledge, mean when brought back to the past, and this is a man with 19th century tech going back in time. Imagine today!


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I've heard of that book before, I'd love to read it. Might buy the Kindle version! EDIT: The Kindle version is free! Will definitely read this soon!

Edited by FutureOfToday, 24 April 2013 - 08:57 PM.


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I like to see completely unrelated stories worked into a sci-fi universe.  Sure there needs to be some exploring and explaining of the world the story is set in, but the plot doesn't have to be linked directly to the technology.  The tech can just be sort of there, i like that.



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You mean like a normal horror/drama/romance/comedy/etc. film but set in the future? That would be a good idea, I'd watch more films if they were like that!





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