Posts Tagged: ‘Futurism’

In 2012, Alex Garland and Pete Travis reintroduced moviegoers to Mega-City One, the sprawling city state from 2000 AD‘s long-running “Judge Dredd” comic book series. Prior to that, we only had the 1995 Stallone adaptation to go on — which, for all its flaws, at least delivered on the sets and FX. But just as the comic’s setting was a sci-fi product of late 1970s, Stallone’s Mega-City One was a post-”Blade Runner” vision of city living.

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When you hear the name “Walt Disney,” chances are you think of cartoon animals, amusement parks and maybe an urban legend about a frozen head from the 1960s. But do you really know the score on Walt Disney the futurist? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I examine Disney’s dreams for a technologically-enhanced future and his “conditional optimism” for the humanity.

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This is both funny and a little sad…

The futuristic world of 2010

It is one of those classic “funny because it is true” things.

To put a finer point on the last panel, there is this…

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Tech gurus of the 1950s thought the future would be full of flying cars and robots. Whatever happened to the utopian technology promised years ago? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn how today measures up to yesterday’s version of the future.

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