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(Dark Roasted Blend)   The retro-futuristic World Of Tomorrow looks a lot like Fritz Lang's Metropolis meets Futurama. Yes, there are flying cars   (darkroastedblend.com ) divider line
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2013-07-20 09:41:54 AM  
I ever win the lottery, I'm building this beach house...

lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-07-20 10:06:03 AM  
Welcome to the world of tomorrow.
 
2013-07-20 10:15:51 AM  
More than on of those pictures reminds me of Fallout.  At least that universe pre-Nuclear holocaust with the monorails, 1950 cars with extra bits on the sides and such.

Makes me curious if it was images like these that gave the original devs the idea.
 
2013-07-20 10:16:35 AM  
There's a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shinin' at the end of ev'ry day
There's a great big beautiful tomorrow
And tomorrow's just a dream away
 
2013-07-20 10:24:19 AM  
What a future would look like if there never had been any right wing conservatives.
 
2013-07-20 10:32:43 AM  
People can't drive in two dimensions and you want them driving in three?!?
 
2013-07-20 10:43:26 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: People can't drive in two dimensions and you want them driving in three?!?


Damn it damn it damn it. You stole exactly what I was going to say. How could you!?
 
2013-07-20 10:50:13 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: People can't drive in two dimensions and you want them driving in three?!?




Because they wouldn't have to drive.
Its easier to make a car that flys fly automatically because there are fewer obstructions up there than on the road. So, as long as the design is reliable, you'd reduce your accident rates drastically.

/the problem is it isn't very fuel efficient.
/a flying car of today would have to be electric and charged from renewable or nuclear sources.
 
2013-07-20 10:53:16 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: People can't drive in two dimensions and you want them driving in three?!?


How about we just give people much stricter exams, and re-examine everyone yearly. That'll stop the useless scrotes who hate driving and are scared of other cars on the road from driving. Then make the flying car exam even stricter. Pilots seem to manage flying okay, most of the time, so it can't be beyond human abilities to fly.
 
2013-07-20 11:09:25 AM  

exatron: Welcome to the world of tomorrow.


Shut up, Terry.
 
2013-07-20 11:15:42 AM  
BTW, "Metropolis" is excellent. If you haven't seen it, fix that problem.
 
2013-07-20 11:20:21 AM  

Charles_Nelson_Reilly: BTW, "Metropolis" is excellent. If you haven't seen it, fix that problem.


Just Netflixed it the other day, so I'm getting a kick.
 
2013-07-20 11:36:15 AM  
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2013-07-20 11:39:47 AM  

Slaxl: How about we just give people much stricter exams, and re-examine everyone yearly. That'll stop the useless scrotes who hate driving and are scared of other cars on the road from driving. Then make the flying car exam even stricter. Pilots seem to manage flying okay, most of the time, so it can't be beyond human abilities to fly.


The theory behind making flying cars viable for safety is to have them be auto-pilot. Hell, they are working on doing that for 2D cars as well.
 
2013-07-20 11:50:24 AM  
I was kinda hoping it would look more like Blade Runner.
 
2013-07-20 12:13:59 PM  
Standing tough under stars and stripes
We can tell
This dream's in sight
You've got to admit it
At this point in time that it's clear
The future looks bright
On that train all graphite and glitter
Undersea by rail
Ninety minutes from New York to Paris
Well by seventy-six we'll be A.O.K.

What a beautiful world this will be
What a glorious time to be free

Get your ticket to that wheel in space
While there's time
The fix is in
You'll be a witness to that game of chance in the sky
You know we've got to win
Here at home we'll play in the city
Powered by the sun
Perfect weather for a streamlined world
There'll be spandex jackets one for everyone

What a beautiful world this will be
What a glorious time to be free

On that train all graphite and glitter
Undersea by rail
Ninety minutes from New York to Paris
(More leisure time for artists everywhere)
A just machine to make big decisions
Programmed by fellows with compassion and vision
We'll be clean when their work is done
We'll be eternally free yes and eternally young

What a beautiful world this will be
What a glorious time to be free
 
2013-07-20 12:25:31 PM  
Perhaps that's what the future will look like, we're just not there yet.

/we're still primitive in so many ways
 
2013-07-20 12:41:14 PM  
lh5.googleusercontent.com

This actually looks a lot like the view of downtown Dallas from Deep Ellum
 
2013-07-20 12:49:54 PM  

ScaryBottles: [lh5.googleusercontent.com image 850x625]

This actually looks a lot like the view of downtown Dallas from Deep Ellum


Sadly, Deep Ellum no longer looks like Deep Ellum.
 
2013-07-20 01:54:37 PM  

Vaneshi: More than on of those pictures reminds me of Fallout.  At least that universe pre-Nuclear holocaust with the monorails, 1950 cars with extra bits on the sides and such.

Makes me curious if it was images like these that gave the original devs the idea.


Yeah.  The whole premise of the game is "What would happen if 1950's futurism came true?"
 
2013-07-20 02:59:58 PM  
 
2013-07-20 03:09:39 PM  
pretty much everything is based from metropolis.
 
2013-07-20 03:27:44 PM  

PacManDreaming: ScaryBottles: [lh5.googleusercontent.com image 850x625]

This actually looks a lot like the view of downtown Dallas from Deep Ellum

Sadly, Deep Ellum no longer looks like Deep Ellum.


I quit going when the Subway opened in 98
 
2013-07-20 04:29:26 PM  

Charles_Nelson_Reilly: BTW, "Metropolis" is excellent. If you haven't seen it, fix that problem.


I own several different cuts, including the very rare two-tone colorized Eighties version with the Giorgio Moroder soundtrack.

Also, Madonna was really fond of 'Metropolis' in like 1989 or so, as I remember it. She did a music video that was essentially 'Metropolis' with smuttier lyrics, buffer men and a black cat in it. 'Express Yourself,' it was. Tiny me loved that video, and apart from some other entirely pardonable quirks including multiple black cat ownership and a tendency to date only industrial engineers, I can't say it was all that bad a cultural influence.
 
2013-07-20 08:29:01 PM  

ScaryBottles: I quit going when the Subway opened in 98


Yeah, remember when it was called "Dangerous" Deep Ellum for a reason? Now, it's just a typical trendy strip mall type area.
 
2013-07-20 08:49:19 PM  

PacManDreaming: ScaryBottles: I quit going when the Subway opened in 98

Yeah, remember when it was called "Dangerous" Deep Ellum for a reason? Now, it's just a typical trendy strip mall type area.


No shait I miss the Velvet Hammer
 
2013-07-20 09:14:12 PM  

ScaryBottles: No shait I miss the Velvet Hammer


We used to go to The Revolution and several other places that are long since gone. We used to to there in the late '80s and early '90s. Girlfriend used to go to MODA as often as possible.
 
2013-07-21 01:45:37 AM  

h2ogate: Standing tough under stars and stripes
We can tell
This dream's in sight
You've got to admit it
At this point in time that it's clear
The future looks bright
On that train all graphite and glitter
Undersea by rail
Ninety minutes from New York to Paris
Well by seventy-six we'll be A.O.K.

What a beautiful world this will be
What a glorious time to be free

Get your ticket to that wheel in space
While there's time
The fix is in
You'll be a witness to that game of chance in the sky
You know we've got to win
Here at home we'll play in the city
Powered by the sun
Perfect weather for a streamlined world
There'll be spandex jackets one for everyone

What a beautiful world this will be
What a glorious time to be free

On that train all graphite and glitter
Undersea by rail
Ninety minutes from New York to Paris
(More leisure time for artists everywhere)
A just machine to make big decisions
Programmed by fellows with compassion and vision
We'll be clean when their work is done
We'll be eternally free yes and eternally young

What a beautiful world this will be
What a glorious time to be free


I can listen to Steely Dan and/or Donald Fagen all day long
 
2013-07-22 12:10:34 AM  

Bung_Howdy: I can listen to Steely Dan and/or Donald Fagen all day long


This.

/I think 'Kamakiriad' is his most underrated album.
 
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