What Science Fiction plot from the 50'-the 90s are we living now?

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  1. chewybaca67

    chewybaca67

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    Just got to thinking what and how folks would answer it. Can be regional specific too. Right now, I don't have an answer, but damn curious.
     
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    me too...what did books, movies, people, from the 50s say life was going to be like in 2010 ish?
     

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    1984 by George Orwell
     
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    I remember in 5th grade being told about flying cars and three day work weeks...by the 1990's...

    RIIIIIIIIIGHT!:upeyes:

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  5. chewybaca67

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    I remember thinking we'd have colonized the Moon by now. I used to love watching "Space 1999." Also, I used to get freaked out by "The Omega Man" when I was a kid.
     
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    First one I thought of.:wow:
     
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    The Pedestrian, by Ray Bradbury.

    Marching close to Fahrenheit 451 as well.
     
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    Yeah, 1984 is very close. But I also think of "Night of the living dead" There are a bunch of Zombies out there.

    A.T.
     
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    Surf Nazis Must Die
     
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    Go back further...
    Elements of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine ie the illiterate sheeple and the predatory Morlocks.
     
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    Just entering 1984, heading towards Soylent Green.
     
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    I see a lot of similarities to Atlas Shrugged. Don't know if Ayn Rand thought this was our future, but it is a chilling account of big gov out of control.
     
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    Now we just need our John Galt?
     
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    I'm thinking that we are just stuck in one long episode of "The Twilight Zone"
     
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    I wish
     
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    The Running Man by Richard Bachman (AKA Stephen King).
     
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    Yep! THIS ONE!!!

    "Stopover in a Quiet Town"

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    A married couple wake up in an unfamiliar house, remembering only that they both drank too much at a party the night before, and that on the way home, a large shadow had appeared over their car.
    They soon discover that the house is mostly props—the telephone has no connection, the cabinetry is merely glued-on facing, the refrigerator is filled with plastic food. They hear a girl's laughter and go outside to find the child. However, once outside, they discover that the town is deserted. They find a stuffed squirrel in a fake tree, search for help in a vacant church, and ring the bell in the church's bell tower hoping someone will come to their aid. When no one comes to help them, the increasingly desperate couple discovers even the trees are fake and the grass is papier-mâché. The exasperated Millie begins to think that perhaps she crashed their car on the way home, and they are now in Hell. They hear a train whistle and, thinking they have finally found a way out of the town, rush to the train station and board the train. As the train leaves the station, they begin a light-hearted conversation, relieved to be leaving. However, when the train comes to a stop, they realize it has only gone in a circle, and they are back where they started.
    They leave the train and return to the town, only to be pursued by an ominous shadow, once again hearing a young girl's laughter. The shadow pursuing them is revealed to be the young girl's hand. As she picks them up, laughing joyously, it is revealed that the couple was abducted by an alien giant who brought them from Earth to be "pets" for his daughter's dollhouse neighborhood.

    Closing narration...
    The moral of what you've just seen is clear: if you drink, don't drive. And if your wife has had a couple, she shouldn't drive, either. You might both just wake up with a whale of a headache, in a deserted village, in the Twilight Zone.

    Edit:
    Insert whatever political commentary you wish. It works.
     
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    Not sure about science fiction, but I know we are WAY ahead of what was considered science reality. I just want to know what the hell the big two steering wheels are for?