I’ve been off infographics for a while, but this is a new lengthwise image that has actually captured my attention. And it’s made me really, really sad.
It’s a timeline (via Tremulant Design) that shows what different films over they years have predicted for the human race as time goes on. There’s everything from Robocop occuring in three years, to Cowboy Bebop in sixty. With the current underfunding of science and overfunding of war, I think we’re going to have a hard time reaching the tech level of anything that involves singnificant space exploration or discovery. As much as I love NASA, we’re currently jumping up and down every time a robot pokes a rock on Mars.
After 2100 though, all bets are off. Once I’m dead it’s hard to imagine what life will be like, but I’d give us at least another thousand years or so before we start cruising around in starships.
See the full graphic below (click to enlarge):