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« on: December 13, 2010, 09:40:03 PM »

I saw a commercial for a video chat service on the internet tonight and for some reason the movie Total Recall came to mind.  Particularly the phones they use where they can see each other.  I remember thinking that was awesome back in the day but there was no way it could ever come to pass.  Well here I am years later, it exists but I have no use for it oddly. 

Can you think of other movies that take place in the future where that technology seems outdated compared to realistic standards of today?
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 10:00:00 PM »

Star Trek communicators.

They don't have cameras or online access.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2010, 01:51:24 PM »

I can buy night vision goggles, cameras that fit into a pen, devises that make you sound like somebody else, and remote controlled helicopter video gamers at Toys R Us. 

Remember when only James Bond had stuff like that?
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2010, 06:12:00 PM »

I saw a commercial for a video chat service on the internet tonight and for some reason the movie Total Recall came to mind.  Particularly the phones they use where they can see each other.  I remember thinking that was awesome back in the day but there was no way it could ever come to pass.  Well here I am years later, it exists but I have no use for it oddly. 

Can you think of other movies that take place in the future where that technology seems outdated compared to realistic standards of today?


The Dick Tracy comic strip did it loooong ago.....



The 1936 film THINGS TO COME. Set far into the future...they were still flying bi-planes!
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2010, 07:18:17 PM »


The 1936 film THINGS TO COME. Set far into the future...they were still flying bi-planes!
To be fair it was a society recovering from a long long conventional war that pretty much kocked everyone back to the stone age. 

I find it amazing that no one figured on personal computing equipment.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 08:16:22 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 05:02:33 PM »

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What do you mean?  It takes high tech to make a working starship out of concrete.
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 05:24:06 PM »

I can buy night vision goggles, cameras that fit into a pen, devises that make you sound like somebody else, and remote controlled helicopter video gamers at Toys R Us. 

Remember when only James Bond had stuff like that?




Actually it's creepy that a serial killer like Buffalo Bill could buy his stalking equipment in Toys R Us...
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2010, 09:13:42 AM »


I don't know why, since it's necessarily a 'future' movie equipment piece, but I tend to laugh every time I see people make a big deal out of car-phones.

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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2010, 01:55:13 PM »

Those Italian space operas are always good for that stuff.  Can't remember the movie, but I've seen a teletype machine on a space station  TeddyR
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