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What fictional future would you like to live in?


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Honestly I can't really think of a future that I've seen that I really want to live in.  IF I got to be a Jedi then Star Wars, but otherwise, there are elements from various Sci Fi futures that I like (flying cars from Total Recall, FIVR from Caprica, warp drive and transporter from Star Trek, AI from Halo, robots (non-killer robots, please) from iRobot), but no one vision of the future that I'm really dying to live in.  


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tbh i would choose Star trek, don't really care if i don't really have that much freedom as i do in this world, in star trek almost all crime on earth is eradicated, no more starving people or genocides or terrorism, as long as it's pretty safe and assuming we would be more powerful than Q one day being all powerful sounds nice



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I think I'm going to have to go with eacao here and go with post-Reaper Mass Effect. Just seems like the best choice to make.
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Maybe the concept completely unlimited resources isn't realistic.

However practically unlimited resources could be possible with proper application of Femotech and the mining of large bodies of mass (gas giants/planets/asteroids)

Even if these things are not feasible there would still be the possibility of FIVR to fill the gaps, not to mention advancement of production techniques that make reasources cheaper.

Who knows? Maybe we will have money in the future. But my bet is that if we do still have currency and capital it will only be for really big things (space stations/planets/asteroids) while other things (cars/small spacecraft/food) would be free or at least have their price massively deflated.


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Also I would live in the Culture by Ian M Banks.

Post scarcity, libertarian but still full of adventure with thousands of interesting locales and people.


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People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. 
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. 
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. 
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. 
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. 
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway. 
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway. 
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. 
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway. 
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

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Post Halo 3 for sure.



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That's an interesting choice.

Remember though, mankind is surrounded by hostile forces and torn apart by internal factions.

In some ways the post Human-Covenant war would be just as dangerous especially with the rise of the Prometheans and the return of the Didact.

On a different note, who would you Like to be in your chosen Sci-Fi (i.e what position would you like to take in society)


People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. 
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. 
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. 
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. 
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. 
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway. 
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway. 
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. 
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway. 
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

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I would want to live in Spike Jonze's Her. Not because I have this deep hidden desire to date an operating system (I'd probably take the route of Amy and become friends with it), but because of the atmosphere and mood of Los Angeles. I live there now, and it's disgusting. It looked beautiful and clean and idealistic in the movie. I also liked the way that Amy Adams dressed, and how picturesque and laid back everything felt. 

 

Another setting I had in mind was Neo Seoul in Cloud Atlas. Despite it being dystopian, it just seemed interesting. The sky restaurants with the nearly identical waitresses, interactive surfaces, the glittering density, etc. At the very least it would be a cool place to visit.


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The future as it is in Cowboy Bebop. (2070's) People call me the living Spike Spiegel, I think I'd fare pretty well there. :)

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I think I'm going to have to go with eacao here and go with post-Reaper Mass Effect. Just seems like the best choice to make.

 

I am with you guys, hell I would even volunteer to join 'Reaper time' Mass Effect universe. Oh and that picture on first page (someone asked if it was Ringworld) makes me think of Citadel.



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Also I would live in the Culture by Ian M Banks.

Post scarcity, libertarian but still full of adventure with thousands of interesting locales and people.

  What this guy said.  Culture all the way.  


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