We are now in the actual month for the original future of the movie Bladerunner. This is November 2019 which was the setting for Bladerunner.
We do not have the flying cars of Bladerunner.
However, we have a few million electric cars.
Science Fiction movie futures need to predict futures with awesome and shocking images. They in general are destined to get it wrong in their images. This was true for the 2015 of Back to the Future, 2001 A Space Odyssey and Bladerunner.
Bladerunners city images do look more like the megacities in Asia. They have more neon and big billboards.
Tokyo and Taipei and Shanghi have sections that look a lot like Bladerunner.
The good news for those who want to see an amazing future is that SpaceX should deliver a substantial improvement in space transportation, number of launches and thus enable space colonies and structures to be built.
There should be a stronger world economy with most of Asia with per capita income moving to between Eastern Europe and Southern Europe by 2049. 2049 is the time for the second Bladerunner movie.
I will provide some articles over the next few weeks looking at when we should expect technology that seems futuristic to actually arrive.
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