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DrThunder88

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« Reply #40 on: 05-21-2004 11:46 »

Most of the things used in the show that wouldn't exist or would be vastly different in the actual future are probably used to illustrate the main point of the show: the more things change, the more things stay the same.
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« Reply #41 on: 05-21-2004 11:46 »
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By the year 3000 artificial intelligence will probably be more advanced than humans in many ways. Technology is increasing very rapidly.
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« Reply #42 on: 05-21-2004 17:32 »

Huh? I'm Confused! Weebl And bob Rule? thats my answer to this question and also i think i've got the deal of this now your talking about all the thing's in the future is weird and you should epect them to be invented or am  I completely off. So its liek thos trippy trains that ones upside down and one on the top I DON@T KNOW! STOP QUESTIONING MY KNOWLEDGE!
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« Reply #43 on: 05-21-2004 19:20 »

The reason why they aren't too technologically advanced is explained by Matt Groening by the fact that in the Pilot you see civilization being destroyed twice. All the really obscene technology comes from aliens whereas in terms of domestic technological advancement mankind has probably only reached about 100-200 years ahead of where we are now.

Society has only really advanced about a couple of centuries from where we are now because of all the alien invasions  smile
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« Reply #44 on: 05-21-2004 20:25 »

yeah, earth seems like a good place to dump surplus alien technology. these chumps will buy anything with a flashing light.

btw, they're allowing transexuals in the olympics now... sound familiar?
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« Reply #45 on: 05-22-2004 00:28 »
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This topic requires too much thought at this time (11:28PM).  Maybe later.  Probably later.

EDIT:  I think that we will have a lot more technology, but not as much as they do.
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« Reply #46 on: 05-22-2004 17:51 »

fussili, I dont think we're talking about wether Futurama's technology is plausable. I think we're talking about where we'll really be in the year 3000 compared to Futurama.
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« Reply #47 on: 05-22-2004 20:33 »

I think it's accurate, in a non-accurate kind of way.
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« Reply #48 on: 05-22-2004 20:46 »

Yeah, i agree that there is some stuff thats accurate and possible in the Future, but some stuff is just TOO out there.

BTW, Welcome to PEEL el GaZZa and enjoy your stay dude. Oh and Stay off my lawn.
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« Reply #49 on: 05-22-2004 20:59 »

I promise nothing.
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« Reply #50 on: 05-23-2004 12:51 »

Hey elgazza Where In wales Are you From cos I'm from Wales just wanna know if you live anywhere near me?
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« Reply #51 on: 05-23-2004 13:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Davey:
Hey elgazza Where In wales Are you From cos I'm from Wales just wanna know if you live anywhere near me?

now Davey, its good to be a nice PEELer but not a stalker.   laff

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« Reply #52 on: 05-23-2004 14:45 »
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Just Curious! I'll be happy with the region of Wales your in if its South Wales doesn't matter if its north Wales does matter!
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« Reply #53 on: 05-23-2004 17:34 »

Hi all,

Davey: I'm about 4 miles or so from Pontypridd (in a town called Llantwit Fardre).
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« Reply #54 on: 05-25-2004 16:33 »

I think it's probably a decent representation of what life will be like in 1000 years.  Just without the mutants, or space travel being common, or aliens living on Earth, or robots having personalities.

Now, somebody chop my head off and stick it in a jar.  smile

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« Reply #55 on: 05-25-2004 22:51 »

I like this guy SillySprout.  But I've never much been a fan of the word "silly" - it seems like you're trying too hard when you say it. 

Anyway, I've been thinking real hard about having sleazy robot friends that don't constantly remind you of the depressing impact of vice on humans, and I'm down.  Someone let me know when they invent this technology.  I think it's great.

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« Reply #56 on: 05-26-2004 11:11 »

You might have to wait awhile, there... hmpf As for robots having human personality flaws, I dunno. It might be a good thing, or it could be bad. If their personalities are just like humans, then wouldn't it be expending a lot of effort/money to make a robot, if it's just gonna be like a human, anyway? I mean, ya might as well just have a human baby, unless ya need the robot to do something humans can't do. And in that case, they wouldn't need a human personality. The point is that it's pointless to argue. Robots have human personalities, cause it'd be boring otherwise, and it's cool for them to. (Honestly, would we want Bender any other way?)  big grin

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« Reply #57 on: 05-26-2004 11:25 »

I post twice and somebody likes me.  Yipee! Silly is a name I gave myself anyway, most people call me stupid.

One of the things I like in Futurama is the faults with some of the machiney, such as the automatic doors.  No matter how far technology progresses, there will probably always be faults like that.  big grin


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« Reply #58 on: 06-25-2004 01:40 »

My Astronomy instructor said that our technology is no where near proper interplanetary space travel as Futurama.  My instructor says that we won't even begin to have that proper technology for another 100 years.
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« Reply #59 on: 06-26-2004 01:20 »

All I know is that Dave Matthew's Band doesn't rock in the future.

Although, it has been reported that scientists somewhere have managed to accelerate light particles to beyond the speed of light... hmmm...
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« Reply #60 on: 06-29-2004 19:58 »

I dont think it will at all.  Were bound to kill ourselvs off sooner than later.  Its a fact many people know festering ing the back of their minds.
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« Reply #61 on: 07-05-2004 16:16 »

if the bush bloodline keeps popping up  flirt in the us presidency <[is that spelt right?] earth wont see the yr 2010 let alone the yr 3000  cry
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« Reply #62 on: 07-05-2004 16:50 »
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well he only has daughters so I highly doubt they'll become president.  evil laugh
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« Reply #63 on: 07-06-2004 11:37 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
My Astronomy instructor said that our technology is no where near proper interplanetary space travel as Futurama.  My instructor says that we won't even begin to have that proper technology for another 100 years.

Sadly, that's an enormous understatement   frown
Most likely mankind, nor any other life form will ever reach another civilization. Einstein's theory of relativity simply proofs it's not possible for anything to travel faster than the speed of light, and even with that speed it would take ages to reach a medium distance star, let alone find the one in a zillion with reasonably evolved life on it. Also, the human body (and most likely every other organism) can't stand the intense acceleration it would take to get to light-speed in a reasonable time. In fact even going to (Star Trek) impulse speed would kill off anyone or anything, that's what they invented the inertial dampeners for, but in the real world inventing a cool name for it doesn't make magic work (would be cool though: avada kedavra, you FOX bastards!  up yours )
Back to the subject. Of course a theory is only valid until it's proven wrong, especially at the atomic level and beyond, as we can not actually see any of those things, only derive them from mathematical evidence. So as our physics theories might do the best they can to support the data we've collected, we can never compare them to the way things actually work, and they will only be valid as long as we don't gather some proof that contradicts the whole thing. Like Einstein when he proofed that light beams are in fact particles (photons). Of course, there's also proof that light beams are waves, it just depends on what experiment you choose to execute. Obviously, that makes no sense using the old theories of that time (early 1900s), or even common sense, what drove the scientists to develop quantum physics and the theory of relativity, making Newton's laws of mechanics obsolete. (they are, however, still baffled by the light-duality problem)
But, with completing these new theories, they didn't cancel out the rules and restrictions set by Newton's laws in every level of existence: you still fall to your death with 9,81 m/s/s if you jump off a tall building...
In parallel, a new theory that would overrule the light-speed barrier at some level of existence, still wouldn't be able to transport macroscopic masses (me, you,  hypno toad) over that barrier.

Given all that, let's say for a minute that we would device a way to overcome all of this and travel instantly between any point in the galaxy.
Even then we wouldn't be able to find anything. The universe is just too big.  frown
I'm sure there's life out there, it's just to bloody resilient even on soft-core planet earth, but even a medium sized galaxy like ours has approximately 150 billion stars. And then there's literally billions upon billions upon billions of galaxy's...
So even with instant transportation the odds off finding a solar system inhabited by intelligent beings are mathematically insignificant.
Which is, probably, the most biting irony for any highly evolved species; too know you're not alone, but too also know you are singled out in your own little corner of the universe. Forever.  no no

(which is a good thing if some weird alien race does manage to find us: they probably wont be hostile, after extending time itself to find us  smile
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« Reply #64 on: 03-25-2007 05:06 »
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Going onto the topic of stern warnings of things to come, in this story that I've wrote this girl who's an alien is thrown into jail because she's an alien, but she manages to escape and get a ship. She flies to several planets and she ends up finding her home planet. When she is eighteen she makes a team and they're goal is to stamp out discrimination. I'm a shipper so it's a little bit romantic because her boyfriend was banned off Earth by his father because he tried to let aliens be allowed on Earth.
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« Reply #65 on: 03-25-2007 07:46 »

Heh, Space Wasp's post is hilarious. I'd forgotten about this thread, hm.

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« Reply #66 on: 03-25-2007 09:51 »

power girl07, are you aware that you just bumped a thread 2 years old and posted something completely irrelevant to the topic?  Here, we call that spam. 
And I'm going to have spam for dinner.  no, seriously!

I really don't think this is accurate because it combines so many primitive things with futuristic things, and, frankly, at the rate we're going, the human race is likely force itself into extinctionby then.
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« Reply #67 on: 03-28-2007 15:40 »

I think by the year 3000, society will be more techologically advanced than it is today.  Maybe some of the things on Futurama will be around by then.  Never know.
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« Reply #68 on: 03-29-2007 15:12 »

The world's probably going to end soon so nothing in Futurama is ever going to happen. Time to get looting!

Power Girl07 should be punished because we've given her plenty of chances.
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« Reply #69 on: 03-30-2007 08:27 »

The world's not a'ending. Somebody squish MrBlonde.

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« Reply #70 on: 03-31-2007 11:49 »

The world's ending and George Bush is a martian that eats child spleens at night, and that's that.
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« Reply #71 on: 04-01-2007 07:37 »

Yeah, but you can't vote, now can you?  tongue

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« Reply #72 on: 04-01-2007 19:23 »

Yes because I'm in Canada... Or was that a comment on my level of maturity?

Even if everything in Futurama happened I highly doubt the world would be able to handle it.
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« Reply #73 on: 04-02-2007 07:38 »
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Yes, you're in Canada.

And one of the big bits of recurring humour in 'Futurama' is about humanity being unable to cope with itself. And the hostile universe. And yet, we're still there.

We'll make it, all right. It just a question of when, and in how many pieces.

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« Reply #74 on: 03-06-2011 23:00 »

As many people have pointed out, the world is moving faster than it would have been to come to the point the show is in 3011. Look at the progress humanity made from the year 1000 to 2000. However there are some things to keep in mind:

1. Civilization was destroyed a few times between the time Fry got frozen and where they are now. After it was destroyed it went back to earlier societies like that of medieval time period. So their lack of advancement could be due to the fact that when they got to the point of moving forward, society vanished and they had to start from scratch again.

2. Even though this show is based in a futuristic setting, it can't be so fantastical as to alienate the viewers because the show is unrelateable. You still have relationship problems, job woes, etc. and things are pretty akin to how they are now. If everything was more automated with machines and there was less development between the characters it might be a more plausible future, but also less interesting to watch. 
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« Reply #75 on: 03-10-2011 22:23 »

One of my biggest problems with the show is actually that people in the year 3000 actually care at all about people in the 20th century.  There seems to be an audience of people who have taken enough consideration to make clone heads of old figures (some who would hardly be noteworthy within 200 years) and sit around and hear them speak.  As a small example.... would one be more want to listen to Conan O'Brien give a monologue or Mark Twain give a speech..... or someone from 2523 re-enact the greatest play ever written.

I understand that the major reason this occurs is to relate Futurama with the audience that lives in the presence and cater to a lower common denominator.  I also realize that it's plausible that the future inhabitants of Earth have a much more vast array of heads in jars than just people from the late 20th earlier 21st centuries, but since Fry is from that time period, the story skews more toward his perspective.  However, the show seems to be skewed by a ridiculous distance toward that factor, and although I won't say it's horrible, it can be slightly distracting at times.
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« Reply #76 on: 03-11-2011 08:51 »

Yes but as you said a little and as I mentioned, you have to make the show relateable. You could introduce a bunch of heads in jars of famous people yet to exist but would it be funny? Probably not. When you start thinking about the logic (or lack thereof) of having George Washington or Chester A. Arthur's head in a jar...that's when it becomes absurdly humorous IMO. smile
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« Reply #77 on: 03-11-2011 09:33 »

And there's another source of humor: the show will use the most random historical figures. The greatest example is definitely Chester A. Arthur. It's so irreverent that it makes it that hilarious. To me, the chance occurrence of recent historical figures is nowhere near as funny as Arthur's appearance.

And I think the perception that the people in the 31st century care about 20th century personalities is because of the audience viewing the snippet that Fry sees. Fry wouldn't care at all to see the Head Museum's selection of 23rd century starship captains, he'd care about seeing Leonard Nimoy and Charlie Sheen.
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« Reply #78 on: 03-11-2011 12:53 »

Oh man. Charlie Sheen's head should make a cameo. WINNING. tongue
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« Reply #79 on: 03-11-2011 14:23 »

I bet they could pull it off.

I thought A Head in the Polls was actually a rather great history lesson on US presidents oddly enough.... especially in the scenes with the interactions in the Hall of Presidents.  Bob Dole needs company!
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