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The sweep and the grandeur
The scope and the laughter
The future, the future!
The future's got it covered
With what will be discovered
Sparks, "In the Future"

"My God! It's the future! My parents, my co-workers, my girlfriend...I'll never see any of them again... Yahoo!"
Philip J. Fry, Futurama

"The Future, Conan?"
Various guests, Late Night With Conan O'Brien

John Spartan: Look, I don't know if you guys know it, but uh, you're out of toilet paper.
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Garcia: Did... did you say toilet paper?
Huxley: (snickering) Um... they used handfuls of wadded paper back in the 20th...
Spartan: I'm happy that you're happy, but the place where you're supposed to have the toilet paper, you've got this little shelf with three seashells on it!
Erwin: Ha ha! He doesn't know how to use the three seashells! (ahem) I can see how that could be confusing.

"I love that there’s a caption showing us the year, and that they then felt it necessary to let the audience of 1996 know that the year 2055 was indeed a point the future."
Chris Sims on X-Men, "One Man's Worth Pt. 1"

"It wasn't that long ago that we had a future. I mean, we have one now; the world isn't going to crash into the Sun or anything like that. What I mean is that we had a future that we could clearly imagine. The future wasn't tomorrow, next week, next year, or next century. It was a place with a form, a structure, a style. True, we didn't know exactly what the future would be like, but we knew that it had to be one of a few alternatives; some good, some very bad. The future was a world with a distinct architecture. It had its own way of speaking. It had its own technology. It was for all intents and purposes a different land where people dressed differently, talked differently, ate differently, and even thought differently. It was where scientists were wizards, where machines were magically effective and efficient, where tyrants were at least romantically evil rather than banal, and where the heavens were fairyland where dreams could literally come true."

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"There are so many reasons to be pessimistic. As the stories in this magazine make clear this and every week, human beings are largely driven by the same primitive, tribal impulses that governed us in 10,000 B.C. We slaughter one another in appalling numbers. We're petty and selfish and shortsighted. We routinely fall prey to gobsmacking stupidity. And yet, whenever it has seemed darkest, heroes and geniuses and visionaries have stepped forward to awaken what's best in us, and we have continued on, a bit better than before. By 2100, the U.N. guesses, about 10 billion people will share the Earth. As financial advisers say, past performance doesn't guarantee future results, but my bet is that our species will be as busy as ever at century's end, and that the view from 30,000 feet will be more impressive still."
William Falk, editorial writer in magazine "The Week"

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"I'd wanna go WAY into the future. I bet smartphones in the future can do crazy stuff. Like give massages and print out pizza slices!"
Marie, Splatoon

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