Poll 2014-05-19 When dystopia comes, it will look like:
Poll
When dystopia comes, it will look like:
Bladerunner
6 votes (23%)
Empire Strikes Back
1 vote (4%)
Logan's Run
0 votes (0%)
Nineteen Eighty-Four
16 votes (62%)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
0 votes (0%)
Soylent Green
1 vote (4%)
Strange Days
0 votes (0%)
Terminator
2 votes (8%)
Reply 18 comments

Almost there (Score: 2, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-05-19 15:21 (#1QZ)

1984, we are almost there. In the long run a terminator scenario doesn't seem too unlikely either

Give us Sky Captain! (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-05-19 16:13 (#1R4)

Sky Captain would be awesome though: all that retro chic, robots with tentacles, Angelina Jolie with an eye patch and a hovering airstrip near a secret island with an underwater passageway to an island mecca of lost creatures? That's way more interesting than me in front of this Win7 box at the office, slowly watching my soul decay...

Re: Almost there (Score: 1)

by songofthepogo@pipedot.org on 2014-05-19 16:19 (#1R6)

Dagnabbit, I skimmed the options too quickly and voted "Bladerunner" because I didn't see the "1984" option. Obviously, it's 1984 and yes, we are very nearly there as a whole, and either currently are or have been there in parts (thinking N.Korea, the former E.Germany (which I had a chance to visit while it was still very much DDR)).

Re: Almost there (Score: 1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-05-19 16:56 (#1RA)

Bladerunner would be a pretty awesome dystopia too, except for the homicidal replicants. Los Angeles could use a facelift anyway.

Huxley, please? (Score: 3, Insightful)

by gerty@pipedot.org on 2014-05-19 23:25 (#1RS)

Brave New World seems to be missing?! I'll settle with 1984 then. It is probably the scariest and one of the least far-fetched.

Re: Huxley, please? (Score: 3, Insightful)

by preston@pipedot.org on 2014-05-19 23:31 (#1RV)

+1 for brave new world

Re: Huxley, please? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-05-20 09:18 (#1S5)

Yes, awesome idea. Wish we'd added Aldous Huxley; he was a genius and I almost wonder if he won't be more correct than Orwell was. Worse, we're probably headed to a place where a little bit of both are the norm. Worse, unlike Sky Captain, no Gwyneth Paltrow in thigh-high stockings.

Re: Huxley, please? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-05-23 00:00 (#1VX)

You guys love to externalize your problems - I reckon it'll be Fight Club ..

Re: Huxley, please? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-05-23 00:02 (#1VY)

Doesn't that depend on the dose? I mean if it's too high won't we just get Happy Days?

Fahrenheit 451 (Score: 2, Insightful)

by tempest@pipedot.org on 2014-05-20 16:35 (#1SV)

I see a lot of Fahrenheit 451 in society already.

Re: Fahrenheit 451 (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-05-21 10:38 (#1TE)

Should've perhaps added Hunger Games to the list as well.

Re: Fahrenheit 451 (Score: 2, Insightful)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-05-22 02:53 (#1V1)

I never understood that movie. Granted, I haven't seen the 2nd movie (not released on Netflix yet)
  • The "Happy Ending" is when all but one (or two) of the kids are dead? (That's a pretty f**ked up plot resolution)
  • Everyone seems content on playing "the game" instead of fixing the real problem
  • No one ever seems to be hungry
Then again, I hated both Battle Royal movies just as much.

Re: Fahrenheit 451 (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-05-22 07:21 (#1V3)

It's "Battle Royale", and you've had your movie review privileges revoked!

Re: Fahrenheit 451 (Score: 2, Interesting)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-05-22 12:08 (#1V9)

To be fair, it was originally young adult fiction, so they had to keep the plot simple, include a couple characters who harrass the protagonist and then die horrible deaths, and a love story. Otherwise, who would read it? Besides, we were all to entranced by the lovely Jennifer Lawrence kicking ass with a bow and arrow to notice the plot sucked. :)

Re: Fahrenheit 451 (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-06-06 05:40 (#210)

Ok, the Catching Fire bluray finally reached the top of my Netflix queue and now I have to take back most of what I said about Hunger Games. I still think the first movie sucked (they are fighting the wrong enemy), but the 2nd movie did a decent job of recovering the series. I might even go see the 3rd movie while it's recent. :)

Idiocracy (Score: 3, Insightful)

by fatphil@pipedot.org on 2014-05-25 09:45 (#1WR)

99% of the way there already.

No love for the bomb? (Score: 1)

by wootery@pipedot.org on 2014-09-09 15:48 (#2S79)

No nuclear apocalypse option?

(Ok, Terminator technically counts.)