A future were everything egregiously floats, even when it makes little sense or is unnecessary to do so.
Writing a future can be hard: What is a simple yet effective way to communicate that this is not the present? Realistically the architecture of any place on Earth isn't going to change notably for the next century or two, and there's also that problem of getting rid of landmarks. Sure, Big Ben is kinda old and doesn't quite fit with the sleek futuristic look but London just isn't London without it. The solution? Make the thing float! Why does Big Ben need to float? How do people get inside a building if it's 10 feet above the ground? We'll get back to you on that. Perhaps borne from the idea of Flying Cars, a Floating Future is a place where everything (cars, trains, anchors) floats.
- Back to the Future with the hoverboard, because where we're going we don't need wheels.
- The Sims 3 has things that float to give it a futuristic vibe. Like a bed.
- In The Jetsons, things as simple as plates, and tables float.
- Futurama spoofs this sci fi trope, billboards, signs, underpants etc all float.
- So do the Fairly OddParents, which parodies the The Jetsons in one episode.
- Many of the What If? episodes from The Simpsons also have things float.
- Staff Writer Joseph Kuhr on The Zeta Project.
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