History Main / Zeerust

17th Sep '17 6:10:07 PM nombretomado
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** Also, many stories and novels written by ArthurCClarke from [[TheFifties the 1950s]] to [[TheSeventies the late 1970s]] attribute in the near future seen from their perspective (roughly [[TheNineties the1990s]] to present age) a most important place in world politics, science and global [[Creator/JulesVerne Julesvernian]] projects for African and Pacific Islands countries. Even more strangely for a modern reader, this idealistic view of decolonized Africa [[RagsToRiches in the forefront of progress]] [[AluminumChristmasTrees was fashionable prior to 1980]] (another well known example is the final story of Asimov's ''Literature/IRobot'' collection), and not just in Eastern European Communist countries.

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** Also, many stories and novels written by ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke from [[TheFifties the 1950s]] to [[TheSeventies the late 1970s]] attribute in the near future seen from their perspective (roughly [[TheNineties the1990s]] to present age) a most important place in world politics, science and global [[Creator/JulesVerne Julesvernian]] projects for African and Pacific Islands countries. Even more strangely for a modern reader, this idealistic view of decolonized Africa [[RagsToRiches in the forefront of progress]] [[AluminumChristmasTrees was fashionable prior to 1980]] (another well known example is the final story of Asimov's ''Literature/IRobot'' collection), and not just in Eastern European Communist countries.
7th Sep '17 2:48:53 PM Caps-luna
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* [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4087422/Cities-ice-westerners-banished-desert-island-Communist-utopia-Amazing-1960S-propaganda-images-Soviet-Union-thought-world-look-2017-centenary-1917-Bolshevik-Revolution.html This article]] is a from a 1960 pamphlet about the future of the glorious Soviet Union in 2017. Not only does it fall afoul of TheGreatPoliticalMessUp ''hard'', it depicts things that would be simply impossible to do in 2017, much less considered wise or ethical.

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* [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4087422/Cities-ice-westerners-banished-desert-island-Communist-utopia-Amazing-1960S-propaganda-images-Soviet-Union-thought-world-look-2017-centenary-1917-Bolshevik-Revolution.html This article]] is a from a 1960 pamphlet about the future of the glorious Soviet Union in 2017. Not only does it fall afoul of TheGreatPoliticalMessUp ''hard'', it depicts things that would be simply impossible to do in 2017, much less considered wise or ethical. In a HarsherInHindsight moment, the Soviets' manipulation of currents and weather conjures images of the around fifty million casualties of the Great Leap Forward.[[note]]The four Pests campaign included a crusade against swallows, which the communist party being unaware that they were a crucial predator of pests. The campaign was a success but caused a massive plague of locusts.[[/note]]
** As the article points out, it became Zeerust very quickly as the economy of the Soviet Union took a dive it would never recover from after 1964. The idea of the last imperialists being confined to a remote island in the pacific by 2017 would become antiquated with the Cuban Missile Crisis and, to a greater extent, the Kennedy assassination. After these events it was clear that trying to incite a communist revolution directly in the United States, even by accident, would most likely result in the destruction of the Soviet Union.
6th Sep '17 3:35:46 PM Caps-luna
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* [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4087422/Cities-ice-westerners-banished-desert-island-Communist-utopia-Amazing-1960S-propaganda-images-Soviet-Union-thought-world-look-2017-centenary-1917-Bolshevik-Revolution.html This article]] is a from a 1960 pamphlet about the future of the glorious Soviet Union in 2017. Not only does it fall afoul of TheGreatPoliticalMessUp ''hard'', it depicts things that would be simply impossible to do in 2017, much less considered wise or ethical.
1st Sep '17 7:19:32 PM Wooboo
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** Arguably played straight with the A-10 Thunderbolt II. Many a comentmer on the plane has remarked that the overall design of the aircraft makes it look like something out of World War II, with its prominent externally-mounted jet engines, straight-wing design, rounded nose and prominent bubble canopy cockpit. It's a notion only reinforced by the frequent depictions of these planes bearing shark teeth nose art like those of the warbirds of yester-year.
1st Sep '17 2:27:51 PM VicGeorge2011
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** Khan's followers look like the entourage of a hair metal band.

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** Khan's followers look like the entourage of a hair metal band.band, with Khan himself resembling an elderly version of Cutter from ''ComicBook/{{Elfquest}}''.
24th Aug '17 10:54:34 AM ZombieAladdin
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* ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'' is all about the 1960s Zeerust.

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* ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'' is all about the 1960s Zeerust. The games' soundtracks are even dominated by the Big Band jazz that was popular during that era.




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* ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'''s Nimbus region, set high up in the air, evokes this style in its architecture and its {{Flying Car}}s.
29th Jul '17 2:26:11 AM Korodzik
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Sometimes the dated feeling is due to the blatant extrapolation of trends ascendant when the work was written into the far future. Sometimes the datedness is a bit more subtle. It's possible that the prediction turned out to be technologically or aesthetically accurate (or at least on the right track), but the prediction still fails because of [[ValuesDissonance the designer's implicit assumption that social values will be the same in the future as in their own time]] (as [[StayInTheKitchen demonstrated]] in the page image).

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Sometimes the dated feeling is due to the blatant extrapolation of trends ascendant when the work was written into the far future. Sometimes the datedness is a bit more subtle. It's possible that the prediction turned out to be technologically or aesthetically accurate (or at least on the right track), but the prediction still fails because of [[ValuesDissonance [[SocietyMarchesOn the designer's implicit assumption that social values will be the same in the future as in their own time]] (as [[StayInTheKitchen demonstrated]] in the page image).
27th Jul '17 12:35:27 PM zzedar
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** Another unintentionally hilarious example is in the earlier novella "What the Dead Men Say", in which it is commonplace for the dead to be frozen an held in a "mortuary" where a certain number of times they can be partially revived enough for friends and family to interact with their thoughts. As fascinating as his ideas may seem, it might seem a bit jarring to modern readers when the characters refer to telegraphs and at least once an "electric typewriter". Technically the latter does exist now, but it's more commonly known as a ''computer''.

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** Another unintentionally hilarious example is in the earlier novella "What the Dead Men Say", in which it is commonplace for the dead to be frozen an held in a "mortuary" where a certain number of times they can be partially revived enough for friends and family to interact with their thoughts. As fascinating as his ideas may seem, it might seem a bit jarring to modern readers when the characters refer to telegraphs and at least once an "electric typewriter". Technically the latter does exist now, but it's more commonly known as a ''computer''.electric typewriters.
21st Jul '17 11:03:37 PM Shaid
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* Historical Zeerust - Terry's friend is helping him study for a history test in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. She mentions "Come on. Clinton was the fun one, then came the boring one...", ignorant of the fact that the [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush next president]] would go on to be called many, many, ''many'' things, but boring was certainly not one of them. You can assume they believed Al Gore would be elected.

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* Historical Zeerust - Terry's friend is helping him study for a history test in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. She mentions "Come on. Clinton was the fun one, then came the boring one...", ignorant of the fact that the [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush next president]] would go on to be called many, many, ''many'' things, but boring was certainly not one of them. You can assume they believed Al Gore would be elected. Extra funny in hindsight, since Terry was able to list the presidents up to Clinton, meaning he ''just said'' Bush, then somehow forgot there was another Bush.
20th Jul '17 4:36:34 PM Naveek
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_Firebird General Motors Firebird]] concepts from TheFifties, none of which would look out of place in a Fallout game.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_Firebird General Motors Firebird]] concepts from TheFifties, none of which would look out of place in a Fallout game. All four concepts have [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_turbine gas turbine]] engines and lots of fins, with some of them having conceptual guidance systems not unlike modern autonomous vehicle technology.
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