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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:35 AM
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Poll question: Most likely Sci-Fi future for the world?
Edited on Fri Apr-10-09 12:59 AM by LostInAnomie
How will modern society be destroyed?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:39 AM
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1. Half of the world: 1984
The other half: Mad Max.

I feel like the divide between first and third worlds is becoming more acute, not less.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:44 AM
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2. I'm thinking it will either be a future of Eugenics or Artificial Intelligence
I'm betting on Artificial Intelligence because I think it would be easier to achieve.
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:52 AM
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3. Combination of all
ending with Zombie apocalypse. :D
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:55 AM
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4. Before I even saw your options
I thought, "Orwellian dystopia." So you know how I voted.

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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:56 AM
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5. Idiocracy
although there's the tiniest chance that technology will bring about a non-materialistic Star Trek like future.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:56 AM
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6. Damn, I forgot Idiocracy!
That's a good one.
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:58 AM
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7. Something between "Brave New World" & "Rollerball"
..with a touch of "Logan's Run" thrown in.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 01:03 AM
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8. If we don't get rid of the corporate whore media and the "voting" machines
It will definitely be Idiocracy.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 01:17 AM
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9. The world is going to end in 2012, so I doubt any of these.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 01:32 AM
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10. Blade Runner
A corporatocracy where humans are obsolete.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 02:47 AM
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11. If we don't acquire some common sense soon, it'll be "I Am Legend"
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 03:45 AM
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12. Which one is this?
With micro chips and surveilance cameras everywhere. Cops will be dressed up like storm troopers all the time. And we will be ruled by alien/lizard overlords.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 04:19 AM
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13. "The Day Dick Cheney Became President?"
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 10:20 AM
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21. Is that you David Icke? nt
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amyrose2712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 03:35 PM
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27. They Live?
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 07:49 AM
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14. Other: Cyberpunk. Corporations are their own government while
the masses have their little cyberspace bread and circuses.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 09:04 PM
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31. Yeah - I think William Gibson is the most likely to have gotten it right
I suspect future history books will sound a lot like Virtual Light...
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 08:27 AM
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15. Other: Soylent Green and I bet it'll be damn near scene for scene...
One day you'll look down into the street and the bulldozers will scooping up the hungry masses.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 09:29 AM
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16. Wall-e, without the heartwarming ending.
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 10:08 AM
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20. And without Peter Gabriel to write the end-credit music!
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Phoonzang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 09:52 AM
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17. Anyone played the game Deus Ex?
Edited on Fri Apr-10-09 09:53 AM by Phoonzang
I'm convinced that's what the world is going to be like in 50 or 60 years. Also see: Ghost in the Shell.

I don't think the future will be either Heaven or Hell.
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Eyerish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 10:02 AM
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18. Other: Part 1984 - Part Idiocracy
The dumber we become the easier we are to manipulate...
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 10:08 AM
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19. This has all happened before, this will all happen again
Humans have a remarkable knack for never learning from our mistakes, therefore we are doomed to repeat them. Eventually the mistake will be big enough to prevent our recovery from it, and we'll start the cycle again.


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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 10:35 AM
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22. I'm banking on zombie apocalypse.
It's the only one I'm prepared for.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:22 PM
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23. Other
Grey Goo
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:28 PM
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24. Futurama
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:29 PM
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25. Battlestar Gallactica !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 12:37 PM
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26. James Howard Kunstler's World Made By Hand
with a good dollop of Mad Max.
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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 04:33 PM
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28. Other: We are, in my opinion, destined/doomed to become the Borg.


Star Trek essentially gave the blueprint of how the Borg work - nanotechnology, consciousness linked by computers, half-man/half-machine hybrids... If hyou ask me, since the Borg already exist in popular culture, there may be a day when somebody is just crazy enough to work out a way to link us all neurally using nanotechnology... And then we shall become the scourge of the galaxy, assimilating other, weaker species at will, bringing them into our collective to become more mindless drones in the hive.

Hope you guys like cubes!

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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 08:57 PM
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30. Damn, that's a good one too.
I wish I would have included that one.
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 04:35 PM
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29. Blake's 7
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 11:55 PM
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32. Waterworld
:rofl:


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