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(io9)   I have seen the future, and the future is Blade Runner   (io9.com) divider line 27
    More: Scary, Blade Runner, social mobility, developed country, developing countries  
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4401 clicks; posted to Geek » on 19 Feb 2014 at 9:09 PM (29 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-19 09:18:54 PM
Yeah, those GOP/confederate/slave states are rocking the prosperity, right?!
 
2014-02-19 09:18:59 PM
Let me tell you about my mother.
 
2014-02-19 09:25:27 PM
Tanhausser Gate, here I come!!
 
2014-02-19 09:26:28 PM
I've often wondered if the different regions of the US might be better off with different currencies.  You could set different interest rates to control inflows and outflows of capital, deal with the currency fluctuations and inflation.

Of course the lack of a common currency would be detrimental to interstate trade.  Probably wouldn't work.
 
2014-02-19 09:35:13 PM
Easily in my top 10 (maybe even 5) most over-rated movies of all time.
 
2014-02-19 09:40:41 PM
Haha. I was born in 1982 in one of the regions in Wyoming with 20% chance of of moving from the lower 1/5th to the upper 1/5th. Nice.
 
2014-02-19 09:46:53 PM
I don't know, I suspect there won't be nearly as much rain.

/Possibly as many tears, though
 
2014-02-19 09:50:34 PM

John Buck 41: Easily in my top 10 (maybe even 5) most over-rated movies of all time.


Really? Easily in my top 15 best movies of all time.

Flying cars are just stupid.
 
2014-02-19 09:58:15 PM
Anybody else have that recurring Blade Runner dream where you're Deckard, and Pris is a Juggalo?
 
2014-02-19 10:10:42 PM
Of interesting note to people on the internet: the fact that between 35%-4% of people move from the bottom fifth to the top fifth, and 35%-65% of people from middle income families will be better off than their parents were. I was told this was impossible.


The general takeaway: The south sucks, the rust belt sucks, and indian reservations suck. The great plains are experiencing good times from their oil boom. Did anyone not already know this?
 
2014-02-19 10:16:45 PM

bearded clamorer: Anybody else have that recurring Blade Runner dream where you're Deckard, and Pris is a Juggalo?


I wish. I keep having the same dream where I'm in a empty house that has too many rooms to count. Every new dream I discover a new empty room. Some are dusty and have covered funiture others are just empty spaces with no windows. I made it to the attic the other night. Nice hardwood floors.
 
2014-02-19 10:46:48 PM

Mugato: John Buck 41: Easily in my top 10 (maybe even 5) most over-rated movies of all time.

Really? Easily in my top 15 best movies of all time.

Flying cars are just stupid.



Agreed.
whatculture.com
 
2014-02-19 10:52:00 PM
Do you like our owl?
 
2014-02-19 11:10:43 PM
Personally I think it's going to be a lot more like Terry GIlliam's new movie: 

i2.wp.com

The Consumer will be bred to be an idiot, and then spoon-fed all their needs through nice, stupid glitzy crap. 

I'd say the future is Idiocracy, with better marketing.
 
2014-02-19 11:11:56 PM

theorellior: Do you like our owl?


It's artificial?
 
2014-02-19 11:19:47 PM
More like Snow Crash.
 
2014-02-19 11:23:43 PM

inglixthemad: theorellior: Do you like our owl?

It's artificial?


Of course it is.
 
2014-02-19 11:45:20 PM
A new life awaits you in the offworld colonies.
LLLLET'S GO! TO THE COLONIES!

/This post brought to you by the Shimago Domingus Corporation.
//I just do eyes.
///Orange body, green legs?
 
2014-02-20 12:57:04 AM

theorellior: inglixthemad: theorellior: Do you like our owl?

It's artificial?

Of course it is.


So I can't eat it?
 
2014-02-20 01:33:34 AM
Will we get the awesome Vangelis soundtrack in the background?   'Cause I'd really like that.
 
2014-02-20 01:38:45 AM
equatorial guinea has a high GDP but i would not say that the general person is doing very well
 
2014-02-20 09:07:16 AM
just think... we're only five years from blade runner.
 
2014-02-20 09:42:10 AM

John Buck 41: Mugato: John Buck 41: Easily in my top 10 (maybe even 5) most over-rated movies of all time.

Really? Easily in my top 15 best movies of all time.

Flying cars are just stupid.


Agreed.
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When I read about how the inventor of that died (car came detached mid-flight) I thought about the Illinois Nazis at the end of Blues Brothers.
 
2014-02-20 10:04:56 AM

Artemus_Hackwell: Will we get the awesome Vangelis soundtrack in the background?   'Cause I'd really like that.


This.

I should really dig out the soundtrack and listen to it.  It's been a few years.
 
2014-02-20 06:27:09 PM
A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies. The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure...

A new life awaits you in the Off-World Colonies. The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure. Lets go to the Colonies!


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-20 07:09:49 PM
Meanwhile in New York.

scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net
"I've seen things you people have probably never heard of. Drank lattes on ice off the foam of steamed goat milk. I watched iPads glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Cafe. All these moments will be obscure in time, like PBR in the rain. Time to be underground."
 
2014-02-20 10:12:24 PM

theorellior: inglixthemad: theorellior: Do you like our owl?

It's artificial?

Of course it is.



Must be expensive.
 
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