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Author Topic: 20th Century SciFi/Future Fiction with rejection of rationality ??  (Read 1658 times)

kstuart

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A lot of recent trends were predicted back in the 20th Century...

.... for example, a pocket device with Siri-like assistant was a feature of the 1980s British TV Show "Star Cops".

However, in an era with nuclear bombs, man landing on the Moon, personal computers, and so forth - I cannot remember anyone predicting an intact world with a general rejection of rationality.

Sure, there were "post-apocalyptic" irrational worlds (such as Mad Max) where the destruction of most infrastructure causes chaos and irrationality.   (And "1984" had a brutal totalitarian authority mandating irrationality - "2+2=5".)

But I cannot remember any prediction of a voluntary irrationality amidst widespread technological advances.

Am I forgetting a novel, TV show or Movie ?

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Re: 20th Century SciFi/Future Fiction with rejection of rationality ??
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 10:39:04 pm »

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Am I forgetting a novel, TV show or Movie ?

Mike Judge's film Idiocracy
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Re: 20th Century SciFi/Future Fiction with rejection of rationality ??
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 10:57:49 pm »

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Mike Judge's film Idiocracy
Not from the 20th century.

A couple from the 20th century:
RoboCop
Starship Troopers
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