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John Byrne
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November, 2019
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Michael Penn
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Maybe a whole helluva lot will take place over the next 29 days?!
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I was in Shanghai a few years ago (well over a decade, in fact, eep!), on a rooftop bar in the Bund at night, watching boats going down the Huangpu bearing vast animated electronic billboards and it was very Bladerunner.

No flying cars though.
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Flying cars never really had a chance. Kind of too bad, since they are a staple of sci-fi and a romantic concept. Just too, too dangerous.
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Every time i read about the latest flying car, i think
about the imbeciles driving on roads and realise it will
never happen!
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Koroush Ghazi
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Then you realise that instead of flying cars dropping out of the sky, it'll be drones!

My biggest issue with watching Blade Runner these days is that it is so very, very off the mark with regards to Japanese corporations and culture dominating the globe.

Also, it's odd the way that so many science fiction writers thought we would have very life-like robots, even cyborgs, when we're still at a stage where odd looking machines come on stage and do a programmed dance, or kick a ball around. Very little chance of them blending into a crowd as a Replicant!
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Brian Hague
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That's just what they want you to think, Koroush...

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Koroush Ghazi
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I see what you're saying Brian. All I can say is that I know I'm not one of them. I have very clear memories of my childhood - like the first Marvel comic I saw, which was Fantastic Four #5, back when I was growing up in Canada.
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For me the most surprising thing is how so many of these authors, even the ones creating the most intelligent stories, decided to set up their worlds only 50-100 years in the future.

Fortunately, the Legion of Super Heroes did it right and set the whole thing up in the year 30xx, where xx stands for the current year.
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Brian Hague
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I remember Fantastic Four #5, Koroush. That's the one with the unicorn, right?

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I thought the Legion was in the 30th Century...?
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Byron Graham
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Been a while since I read the Legion, but I seem to remember they moved into the 31st Century when we entered the 21st. At least, the Zero Hour iteration did.
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