Dystopian future depicted in Dredd & The Purge might become reality

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  1. Alex_Spider Registered

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    http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/06/when-sci-fi-crime-prevention-tactics-arent-actually-that-far-fetched/276626/

    I hope we get more like of a Star Trek future.:( Oh well. Soylent Green and Brazil should be in that list also.
     
  2. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    To get the Star Trek future we'd have to go through the Eugenics wars and all the other crazy stuff that was quite a bit like those movies.
     
  3. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    I would prefer not to go through the Eugenics War.
     
  4. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    Oh you big baby. :p

    Anyway, what wars did they have? WWIII, the Eugenics war and then what in the same 50 year period?
     
  5. Godzilla2000 Dollar Store Diva

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    The way that people accept certain violent primitive behaviors as normal I can see this happening. But it must be taken into account the more aggressive criminal type behavior becomes, the more ruthless and aggressive those charged with maintaining order will become. Martial law isn't that fun a thought if criminals have their rights taken from them allowing the police the ability to kill without prejudice without punishment if they feel it's warranted. It'll be even worse for perpetrators of crimes.
     
  6. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    The premise of The Purge doesn't make any sense. Making all crime legal for twelve hours out of the year would not lower the crime rate and it certainly wouldn't lower the unemployment rate.
     
  7. Brain Damage Everything Under the Sun

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    As long as there's no Skynet.
     
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    lol I want the bright Star Trek future right away without any wars proceeding it first:cwink:.
     
  9. Jochimus Autobot Slacker

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    Yeah, given what I see and hear on the news every day (not to mention some of the more depressing cultural trends that have popped up) I tend to buy the more cynical versions of Hollywood's depiction of the future a lot more than the utopian ones, so this doesn't really surprise me, in spite of whatever flaws in logic might be present in the premise. I accepted a long time ago that there'll only be world peace when humankind is extinct and not one day before, but on the optimistic side of things I also believe that evolution, like Willy Wonka, will get it right eventually.

    I'm more apt to believe there'll be a Lawgiver, frankly.
     
  10. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    The future depicted in Mortal Kombat is closer to becoming a reality.
     
  11. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    Even the the Star Trek series they had to go through a whole bunch of crazy **** until we collectively came together as a society and said "Woah, we keep this up and we are going to annihilate ourselves. Let's calm the **** down and work together because we can't do this **** anymore."

    Personally I think that this would be the only way for the Star Trek future to even be possible to happen to our planet. If we just go so far that everybody says enough.
     
  12. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    The only think that would unite the people of Earth is probably Aliens. We might put our difference aside to face alien outsiders.
     
  13. Victarion Iron Captain

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    It would demolish the economy, too.
     
  14. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    The Purge = garbage
     
  15. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    I mean, it might be a cool movie, but the premise is pure fantasy.
     
  16. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    It's not a cool movie, plus it's a complete waste of an original premise.
     
  17. zeroapoc Eldritch Abomination

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    Violence is lowering. I know most don't believe that but it's true. Research it for yourself.
     
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    Liberal eugenics are inevitable. But it doesn't have to lead to a war.

    It could just mean that we all become immune to disease.

    Star Trek has a rather odd view of the future.
     
  19. zeroapoc Eldritch Abomination

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    Sadly I really doubt that. At least not at first. It will probably be for the very privileged.
     
  20. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    When I saw commercials for The Purge it was like "There's a good movie in there, somewhere but I doubt they pull it off."
     
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    That used to be true for all kinds of medical developments, it all becomes affordable in the end.

    Well, for most of us anyway. You'll always have the poor I guess.
     
  22. danoyse Snikt. Stab. Repeat.

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    Can't someone just start working on hoverboards??
     
  23. Mike_D202 Green Lantern's roommate

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    :up:
     
  24. Steyin Bidding you ADIEU!

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    This, ala Robotech.
     
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