History Main / Zeerust

25th Jun '17 3:23:50 PM HelloLamppost
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Compare TheAestheticsOfTechnology, CrystalSpiresAndTogas, IWantMyJetPack, HollywoodHistory, PunkPunk, SteamNeverDies, SchizoTech, ScienceMarchesOn, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, RetroUniverse. Contrast with NewWeird. When the creators actually predict what the future holds ''correctly,'' then it's LifeImitatesArt.

to:

Compare TheAestheticsOfTechnology, CrystalSpiresAndTogas, IWantMyJetPack, HollywoodHistory, PunkPunk, SteamNeverDies, SchizoTech, ScienceMarchesOn, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, RaygunGothic, and RetroUniverse. Contrast with NewWeird. When the creators actually predict what the future holds ''correctly,'' then it's LifeImitatesArt.
24th Jun '17 8:41:30 PM bweb
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The Mondasian Cyber-Men, when compared to their modern day counterparts, should be {{Narm}}y relics of ZeeRust. Except, of course, for the fact that they're a secret medical project, kept from the people aboard a GenerationShip suffering a TimeDilation in the grip of a black hole, [[UnwillingRobotization until they're tricked into the operating room to have painful surgery conducted on them]] that [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul rob them of their humanity]] and leave them in crippling pain. They're in constant agony, and their doctors and nurses could care less, seeing as how their preferred method of treatment for the pain is to turn down their voice boxes. And companion Bill Potts has just been lured into the Conversion Theatre.
17th Jun '17 9:40:21 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Metaverse of ''Literature/SnowCrash'' resembles Second Life more than the internet (which is essentially what it turns out to be). Though it may be a case of [[LifeImitatesArt Second Life Imitates Art]], Phillip Rosedale explicitly claimed Stephenson's work as inspiration. Also, on a more political front, the United States has devolved into a series of franchises that each function as separate countries, and Japan (or "Nippon") is the undisputed leader in technology and business, as apparently the Japanese economic bubble never burst. It also features a real-time Google Earth, and a {{wikipedia}} which requires one to pay for its information.

to:

* The Metaverse of ''Literature/SnowCrash'' resembles Second Life more than the internet (which is essentially what it turns out to be). Though it may be a case of [[LifeImitatesArt Second Life Imitates Art]], Phillip Rosedale explicitly claimed Stephenson's work as inspiration. Also, on a more political front, the United States has devolved into a series of franchises that each function as separate countries, and Japan (or "Nippon") is the undisputed leader in technology and business, as apparently the Japanese economic bubble never burst. It also features a real-time Google Earth, and a {{wikipedia}} Wiki/{{wikipedia}} which requires one to pay for its information.
17th Jun '17 10:02:01 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* KurtVonnegut's first novel, ''Player Piano,'' (''"Utopia 14"'' in some printings) features EPICAC, a massive supercomputer that takes up the entirety of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

to:

* KurtVonnegut's Creator/KurtVonnegut's first novel, ''Player Piano,'' (''"Utopia 14"'' in some printings) features EPICAC, a massive supercomputer that takes up the entirety of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
15th Jun '17 10:27:52 PM Caps-luna
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* NS Savannah was the first nuclear powered surface vessel built in the United States, functioning as a hybrid cargo passenger ship meant to spread interest in nuclear power. Her designers thought ships in the future would look a lot like her, and of course use nuclear power. Suffice it to say, she was the only ship ever to be given an Atom Punk interior and no nuclear civilian vessels have been built in America since. They did surprisingly predict that cruise ships would use white paint though.
12th Jun '17 1:41:35 PM lillolillo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the 1970s, [[ComicBook/LegionofSuperheroes The Legion of Superheroes]] introduced new costumes for its team of 30th-century teenage heroes. Most memorable: Phantom Girl, whose new costume was a white bell bottom jumpsuit.

to:

* In the 1970s, [[ComicBook/LegionofSuperheroes The Legion of Superheroes]] the ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' introduced new costumes for its team of 30th-century teenage heroes. Most memorable: Phantom Girl, whose new costume was a white bell bottom jumpsuit.


Added DiffLines:

* In Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} story ''Adventure Comics'' #389, written in 1970, Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}, one of the greatest geniuses in the galaxy, stores informatioin in cartridges.
9th Jun '17 9:32:07 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' features a deliberately Zeerusted moonbase (complete with inverted swooshy doors that don't make the noise, you make the noise at them to open and close them, and even the "Device with Lights That Move Back And Forth" seen in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and other places in the franchise). Of course the base commander is played by WilliamShatner at his overblown best.

to:

* ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' features a deliberately Zeerusted moonbase (complete with inverted swooshy doors that don't make the noise, you make the noise at them to open and close them, and even the "Device with Lights That Move Back And Forth" seen in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and other places in the franchise). Of course the base commander is played by WilliamShatner Creator/WilliamShatner at his overblown best.
7th Jun '17 11:55:40 PM Robotech_Master
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The "future" setting of ''RoboCopTheSeries'' has 1.33:1 academy-ratio video screens, and [=CD-ROMs=] are used for video recordings and computer software.

to:

* The "future" setting of ''RoboCopTheSeries'' has 1.33:1 academy-ratio video screens, and [=CD-ROMs=] are used for video recordings and computer software.software, and 3.5" floppy disks are still used for transferring computer data.
2nd Jun '17 4:38:13 PM Sharlee
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The more-recent "futurism" work ''2081'', from 1981, correctly anticipated personal electronics and online shopping, but completely missed the mark on how ''multi-functional'' devices such as smartphones or home computers would turn out to be. Thus, a tourist from a space colony whose journey to Earth serves as a running demonstration of 2081 life carries a phone, e-reader, translation device, still camera, motion camera, and personal locator on his tour ... but he needs a ''lot'' of pockets to do it. His hostess can shop for hot sauce electronically and have it delivered via vacuum-tube, but has to go into the kitchen to access the grocery-shopping computer.

to:

** The more-recent "futurism" work ''2081'', from 1981, correctly anticipated personal electronics and online shopping, but completely missed the mark on how ''multi-functional'' devices such as smartphones or home computers would turn out to be. Thus, a tourist from a space colony whose journey to Earth serves as a running demonstration of 2081 life carries a phone, e-reader, translation device, still camera, motion camera, and personal locator on his tour ... but he needs a ''lot'' of pockets to do it. His hostess can shop for hot sauce electronically and have it delivered via vacuum-tube, but has to go into the kitchen to access the grocery-shopping computer. When his mother sends him a letter from back home, she ''writes it out longhand'', then transmits a pic of it to Earth.
2nd Jun '17 4:12:11 PM Sharlee
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The more-recent "futurism" work ''2081'', from 1981, correctly anticipated personal electronics and online shopping, but completely missed the mark on how ''multi-functional'' devices such as smartphones or entertainment systems would turn out to be. Thus, a tourist from a space colony whose journey to Earth serves as a running demonstration of 2081 life carries a phone, e-reader, translation device, still camera, motion camera, and personal locator on his tour ... but he needs a ''lot'' of pockets to do it. His hostess can shop for wine electronically and have it delivered via vacuum-tube, but has to go into the kitchen to access the grocery-shopping computer.

to:

** The more-recent "futurism" work ''2081'', from 1981, correctly anticipated personal electronics and online shopping, but completely missed the mark on how ''multi-functional'' devices such as smartphones or entertainment systems home computers would turn out to be. Thus, a tourist from a space colony whose journey to Earth serves as a running demonstration of 2081 life carries a phone, e-reader, translation device, still camera, motion camera, and personal locator on his tour ... but he needs a ''lot'' of pockets to do it. His hostess can shop for wine hot sauce electronically and have it delivered via vacuum-tube, but has to go into the kitchen to access the grocery-shopping computer.
This list shows the last 10 events of 360. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.Zeerust