Slog News & Arts

Line Out

Music & Nightlife

« PBL in NYC | Matthew Kangas: Critic, Curato... »

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

What Will the Future Look Like?

posted by on February 28 at 10:01 AM


From the driven culture collectors at Metafilter come dueling visions of the future.

First, a video montage of futuristic media from Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, set in 2027.

Second, a blog roundup of advertising featured in Mike Judge’s Idiocracy, set “500 years in the future.”

I’ll be stocking up on Quietus.

RSS icon Comments


Forthcoming? You can rent Idiocracy right now! It's not very funny but will make you want to read Dostoevsky.

Posted by f. | February 28, 2007 10:07 AM

I just watched Idiocracy last night -- I can see the comparison to Dostoevsky, but I'm ready to get that taste out of my mouth now. How do I cleanse my palette? Everywhere I look, I see Idiocracy's vision of the future. Of course, that might be because I was just using MySpace.

Posted by mattymatt | February 28, 2007 10:27 AM

Eep! Yes, I just checked Netflix and there it is. I'll fix it.

Posted by David Schmader | February 28, 2007 10:48 AM

The design blogs have been buzzing about both of these links for a few days. Check out the critical review at Speak Up. Interesting backstory on Idiocracy as well.

Posted by Stefan | February 28, 2007 10:58 AM

children of men is soooooo good...

the idea for idiocracy was goodish...

the execution of said idea; not so good...

but maya rudolph was funny...

Posted by michael strangeways | February 28, 2007 1:44 PM


I like Dostoevsky, and I can't tell from earlier comments whether there is a relation between Idiocracy and Dostoevsky, or whether Idiocracy is so bad that it makes you want to read something good like Dostoevsky. Could you clarify? It will help me decide whether watching Idiocracy is worth doing.


Posted by Jude Fawley | February 28, 2007 1:59 PM

Get good and drunk, play videogames with friends for about eight hours, then watch Idiocracy. You'll find yourself yelling, "It's funny cuz it's true!"

At least that's what I did last weekend.

Posted by Paulus | February 28, 2007 11:09 PM

Comments Closed

In order to combat spam, we are no longer accepting comments on this post (or any post more than 14 days old).