This is topic 19 down, 11 to go...and other movie/book expectations that never came to pass. in forum Books, Films, Food and Culture at Hatrack River Forum.

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Posted by Alexa (Member # 6285) on :
and I don't see any evidence of Wal-mart looking "Mr. Fusion" garbage disposals, an advanced flying car highway, and hover boards.
Damn. Damn Damn.

[ July 02, 2004, 11:18 PM: Message edited by: Alexa ]
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
Posted by digging_holes (Member # 6237) on :
Ok. I know this has something to do with the Back to the Future movies, but... Huh?
Posted by slacker (Member # 2559) on :
19 years since 1985 (when the movie was first based), and 11 years to go till we hit 2015 (when back to the future pt. 2 took place).
Posted by digging_holes (Member # 6237) on :
Oh. That. I see now.

Don't hold your breath. Khan Noonien Singh (sp?) was supposed to have been shipped out into space in 1993, and he still hasn't popped up. [Wink]
Posted by Alexa (Member # 6285) on :
Are there any other expectations about the future that let you down from movies or books? Or predictions that came true?
Posted by plaid (Member # 2393) on :
I first started reading SF in the late 70s. Lots of books written then would depict future catastrophes (nuclear, environmental, war, etc.) as happening in the 80s, 90s, etc.... and so after we made it to the 80s and 90s and no nuclear war happened, that gave me an eerie feeling sometime, of having dodged a bullet...

Of course, after reading the Man Who Saved the World thread, it's easy to see that we really have been lucky to miss out on nuclear war...
Posted by plaid (Member # 2393) on :
So, letsee, I was born in '67.

Growing up, I read a kids' book about kids on a base on the moon, or maybe it was Mars... so I expected that by now -- spaceships flying all over the place...

Solar power started to get popular in the 70s, so I expected more stuff to happen with solar power and alternative power by now... also that cars would be more fuel-efficient, and that there'd be more monorails and other cool public transport by now (that's thanks to a trip to Disneyworld).

Oh yeah: and the 9th -- and final -- "Star Wars" film would be released by 2001 [Smile]

[ July 03, 2004, 01:38 AM: Message edited by: plaid ]
Posted by ReikoDemosthenes (Member # 6218) on :
I still haven't found a wardrobe that opens into a snowy wood yet...but I suppose that isn't really a futuristic development, even if it is a hope
Posted by plaid (Member # 2393) on :
Bionics! Fancy bionic legs that can run 60 MPH. (Yep, from The Six Million Dollar Man.)
Posted by Dagonee (Member # 5818) on :
Wouldn't running at 60 MPH lead to awful chafing?
Posted by Dead_Horse (Member # 3027) on :
Not to mention the bugs in the teeth! [Big Grin]
Posted by plaid (Member # 2393) on :

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