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Posted: 9/28/2005 7:40:35 AM EDT
After reading the Detroit Police tank thread, and seeing how the lowest part of society is behaving worse and worse... It reminds me of MANY movies from the past.

Movies/books such as; The Running Man, Robocop, Escape from NY, Demolition Man, Terminator, the FIRST Mad Max etc... Mostly the Sci Fi moives that depict a highly fragmented society, run by a police state, and a true underground of the last vestiges of people that are able to fend for themselves.

Slowly it looks like we are approaching that sort of lifestyle,... Ivory tower leadership, in control over an overly militaristic and aggressive police force, in turn control over a truely repressed mass of people. All in the name of "safety, security, and preservation of "life"'

Are these movies predicting the future or just a bunch of hooey? Or somewhere in the middle?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:42:19 AM EDT
All fiction has a basis in truth. All good fiction is indistinguishable from truth. It's that whole "suspension of disbelief" thing.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:43:38 AM EDT
90% BS
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:44:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:45:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 7:45:44 AM EDT by hakim]
BLADERUNNER!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:47:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
90% BS



Yeah, like Jules Verne, who accurately predicted most of our achievements a century ago.

I see frightening similarities between some recent "future predicting scenarios" and what we are actually heading towards.
The Ivory Tower vs Survivalists thing is getting more real by the day.

Escape From New Orleans, anyone?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:52:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hexagonal:

Originally Posted By twonami:
90% BS



Yeah, like Jules Verne, who accurately predicted most of our achievements a century ago.

I see frightening similarities between some recent "future predicting scenarios" and what we are actually heading towards.
The Ivory Tower vs Survivalists thing is getting more real by the day.

Escape From New Orleans, anyone?



Sounds like a soon to be "Made For T.V." movie coming to your local station.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:55:21 AM EDT
I see the future more like Thje Fifth Element myself minus the evil planet killing entity trying to smash into earth. Lots of crime, more JBTish police to deal with it, but still some personal freedom.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:00:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:02:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
90% BS



I agree. If you guess at every possiblity you're bound to get it right at some point. That said, there's lots of sci-fi movies about the future, so that 10% isn't all that small a number.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:04:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 8:05:53 AM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By Hexagonal:

Originally Posted By twonami:
90% BS



Yeah, like Jules Verne, who accurately predicted most of our achievements a century ago.

I see frightening similarities between some recent "future predicting scenarios" and what we are actually heading towards.
The Ivory Tower vs Survivalists thing is getting more real by the day.

Escape From New Orleans, anyone?


Jules Verne wasn't the only Sci-fi writer.
Plenty of sci-fi BS out there. I don't see us mining spice on some planet with giant worms
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:10:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Hexagonal:

Originally Posted By twonami:
90% BS



Yeah, like Jules Verne, who accurately predicted most of our achievements a century ago.

I see frightening similarities between some recent "future predicting scenarios" and what we are actually heading towards.
The Ivory Tower vs Survivalists thing is getting more real by the day.

Escape From New Orleans, anyone?


Jules Verne wasn't the only Sci-fi writer.
Plenty of sci-fi BS out there. I don't see us mining spice on some planet with giant worms



That doesn't sound like SF. It sounds like porn.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:17:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
Plenty of sci-fi BS out there. I don't see us mining spice on some planet with giant worms



Nor did Frank Herbert. His books require one to read between the lines. They are enough to make your head hurt.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:23:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By s1rGr1nG0:

Originally Posted By Hexagonal:

Originally Posted By twonami:
90% BS



Yeah, like Jules Verne, who accurately predicted most of our achievements a century ago.

I see frightening similarities between some recent "future predicting scenarios" and what we are actually heading towards.
The Ivory Tower vs Survivalists thing is getting more real by the day.

Escape From New Orleans, anyone?



Sounds like a soon to be "Made For T.V." movie coming to your local station.



We could have an "Escape from Houston" also.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:26:38 AM EDT
Judge Dread. Coming soon to a town near you.

Pilot Program run in New Orleans.

TXL
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:45:09 AM EDT
I just saw a good sci fi called I, Robot starring Will Smith, it was similiar to a Terminater movie, the machines tried to take over
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:57:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
I just saw a good sci fi called I, Robot starring Will Smith, it was similiar to a Terminater movie, the machines tried to take over



Movie???

Dude, read a book.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:59:14 AM EDT
It's all BS. I mean, here it is the year 2005 and I don't have a flying car, jetpack, or robot maid.
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