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Your next adventure will take place in the SPECTACULAR FUTURE OF THE YEAR 2000!!
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>>56592246
>YEAR 2000
Even the Jetsons was the 2060s
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>>56592323
2001: A Space Odyssey was ...
uh
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>>56592323

No one said that it was 2000 ad
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engage the space thrusters space cadet, then get me some space coffee with some space sugar
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Ok, REAL IMPORTANT distinction here.
Are we talking Buck Rogers or Barbarella Space Future?
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>>56592323
Is this whole thread just going to be us continually disproving his arsertion?

Because that sounds like a damn good thread.
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>>56594817
I could go with either really
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>>56592323
Yeah and Lost in Space was the fucking 1990s.

And we're fast approaching the point where the original Blade Runner film will be set entirely in the past.
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>>56592246
UC goes for that long? Man, you'd have thought people would have gone back to GP-02's concept.
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>>56596519
What did you mean by this?
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>>56594875
Granted, the Metroid timeline doesn't use the Gregorian calendar. All the dates are given along the lines of "year 20X5 of galactic history", who who knows at what point their calendar starts (my headcanon is that year 1 of galactic history is the founding of the Galactic Federation, but as far as I know there's no canon answer).
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>>56592246
You know, it looks like she has a chastity belt on in that picture.
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What system would be good for games set in retro futuristic settings?
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>>56598340
GURPS Tales Of The Solar Patrol
Rocket Age
And if you want an even older retro futurism, Space 1889.
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>>56598340
Spelljammer.
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>>56592246
IN THE DISTANT FUTURE OF 1992, WAR HAS RETURNED TO THE GALAXY
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>>56592246
Does this mean I get to play
UNDERWATER CROQUET?
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>>56592246

forgot pic
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>>56592246
>Year 2000
>not being a proud member of the aviation police that keeps our airways safe
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>>56598844

Close enough.
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Get on my level
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>>56599234
Ok
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>>56599234
Fuck that series was perfect
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>>56599502
>hips
>HIPS
>T H I C C
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>>56598706
If only the real 2000s were as stylish.
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>>56598655
That jet is gonna burn her ass right off
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>>56597012
They'll start nuking each other, of course.
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>>56599193
That picture is an ad for star citizen
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>>56599634
Maybe it works without burning or heating the gas.
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>>56599974
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Safety First
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>>56600039
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>>56600718
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>>56592246
ROLL TO STARBUCKS
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>>56599634
>the future of space
>feminauts wear skin-tight suits and cute bubble helmets
>but for some reason they fly around using expelled jets of superheated plasma
Okay
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>>56598844
that's not far fetched from reality, I only say Skype

>>56600188
why not both?
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>>56601218
>The other would be a "control servo," to signal that the robot train is obeying orders - or isn't, and why.
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>>56597750
Hey anon, you got more of those?
This is the only one I've seen before, I thought it was a one-off until today.
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>>56592246
sold
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>>56601024
Fallout Moon
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>>56600140
Elon Musk is planning just this very thing in the near-ish future.

It's pretty outlandish how much progress he's projecting but he's done pretty well so far. I'm optimistic at least.
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>>56601280
Out of all the pictures in this thread, this one's definitely the most far-fetched.

>needing an on-site human overseer to run a fleet of warehouse robots
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>>56601355
Aieou?
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>>56601374
He talks big, but all he's doing is noticing when the technology is there to allow what he wants, and givin a small final push with all his power and brains because nobody else seems to be bothering or figuring out the proper timing.
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>>56592246
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>>56601260
> "would utilize concentrated sun rays to treat cancer, skin diseases similar ailments."
I think they meant "cause" cancer.
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Does this count?
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>mfw no Gloryhammer

IN THE DISTANT FUTURE OF THE YEAR 1992, WAR HAS RETURNED TO THE GALAXY
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>>56607019
Stanislav Petrov made the wrong decision.
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>Everytime somebody brings up science-fiction or favorite varieties of it on /tg/ I bring up retrofuturism
>Nobody cares
>Finally a retro-futurism thread and there's tons of interest

I don't understand but I don't have to.

>One time in an SCP-inspired setting I played as a 'super-scientist', a character who explicitly used a minor psionic ability to build inventions that would not actually work by real physics. Basically a Genius from Genius the Transgression.
>She devoted her time and energy to creating retrofuture nonsense in the name of bringing about the WORLD OF TOMORROW.
>Fought weird and impossible horrors with a chrome ray-gun [not a laser gun. A motherfucking RAY GUN] and rocket boots.

Its a shame that game ended so shortly. Best moment was probably the time the police detective in the party realized the 'toy pistol' I brought was the genuine article.
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>>56601126
I mean, they weren't technically wrong...
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>>56601194
The basement dwellers of the future are so lucky! And his mom is hot, too!
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>>56601374
Elon Musk is very good at hyping things to death, but very bad with actual facts and science.

A plane has a one in 11 million crash chance. A rocket, even the best of the best we can build today, is closer to one in 100.

Putting aside the enormous cost and the numerous technical difficulties to make the venture profitable, a rocket is still orders or magnitude more dangerous than a plane, and Musk has a sketchy record of not actually exploding his rockets.

It's like the Hyperloop. He surfs on the hype and doesn't particularly care that it is scientifically impossible or so difficult it won't be done before a good century. People like him: he promises the future, but forgets that the future he is talking about is on the order of centuries. And people give him money and fame, and that's everything that count.
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>>56616192
Pfft like everyone doesn't know this.

The man wants a Mars colony and needs side projects to make it happen. A pipe dream of Rockets replacing Airliners will help investors take an interest in SpaceX.

>People like him: he promises the future, but forgets that the future he is talking about is on the order of centuries
People like you said that human organs would be scrambled if they ever went over 25 miles an hour. A century ago people were still dubious about powered Flight at all. Let alone getting anywhere in the world within the hour.
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>>56609789
Came to the thread to post this.
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>>56609789
>>56616536
>>56598657
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>>56592246
>Skin tight catsuit
>chastity belt
Gee wiz Billy, the future sure is kinky!
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>>56599634
>This one weird trick to burn fat will shock you!
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>>56616192
I don't trust him either, but I think Reaction Engines have a good chance of making it work. If nothing else I trust a company run by aerospace engineers over one run by a web entrepreneur.
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>>56616192
Sometimes being visionary means being obstinate and vain and self-interested and pushing that future just a little bit closer through sheer willpower (and throwing vast amounts of money at it).

I don't like him as a person but without people like him we'd still all be farmers.
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>>56616267
>Man, that space pilot is fuuuuucked.
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Can we move back 8 years?
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>>56601246
Not that far off from sky harbor desu
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>>56618877
my dude
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>>56619457
Clearly this is cool since this is the second time it was mentioned >>56609789
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>>56616118

this man looks terrified
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>>56601375

Anon its going to be a decade at least before we even trust our automated vehicles to drive without a person in them, despite the person inside being all but useless in case of an accident. There isn't a single way in hell that some lonely wageslave won't have to watch the workerbots do their job while he does virtually nothing, and is paid to reflect his actual contribution (basically nothing).
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>>56616192
People exactly like that have been the reason for all kinds of explosions of new inventions, technology, and ideas. You need people who act like he does, talk like he does, hype up the future and hype up the impossible, just to rise up and find out what even is possible. It's a flawed person, a flawed worldview, but I like that kind of direction and I like that kind of character. People love to hate that kind of person too but none of that matters.

He can sell us the dream of a hyperloop but in the process bring more high speed trains and better rail development. I don't care if someone who promises mars fails if in the process brings us the moon, when without them we wouldn't have had even that as soon or as easily.

You need to dream up the future that's centuries if it's going to happen in even that kind of time frame.
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>people are so dumb that they need a yelling carnie to realize that stuff that exists is worse than stuff that could exist
>the personification of that concept exists
>"man that's annoying"
>"but he's inspiring"
>additionally people do hype plausible things like better trains and get yelled at because that is a communisms or whatever
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>>56592246
>8 years too late to stop Zargothrax
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>>56621091
He looks like he realized, in the face of time and the cosmos becoming unraveled before his very eyes, that he left the kettle on and now he has to hurry back home. I've had days like that, it sucks I swear.
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>>56617739
He'll either be worshipped as a god or burnt as a witch. Either way, the illnesses he's carrying but is immune to will fuck up the entire continent.
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>>56614859
More?

Politely requesting Nintendo not DBZ
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>>56598657
https://youtu.be/D_WaqY7vMgw?t=4s

IN 2101, WAR WAS BEGINNING
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>>56624338
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckvDo2JHB7o

1997.
NEW YORK CITY IS A WALLED MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON.
BREAKING OUT IS IMPOSSIBLE.
BREAKING IN IS INSANE.
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>>56601160
Honestly, that looks like a pretty comfy place to live...
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>>56608966
>narplebutts posts on /tg/
When are we getting more Mercurybot?
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>>56604680
Somehow every year this gets more funny.
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>>56608942
directed radiation is sometimes used to kill tumors
on Earth we need radioactive materials for it, but the Sun blasts into space for free 24/7, you'd just need to filter and direct it right
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>>56592246
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>>56600140
It kind of reminds me of that scene in Gundam The Origins when all of the Earth Federation's ships get launched into space to fight the Zeon for the first time.
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>>56626853
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUCp0m2sR6M
At 0:59
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>>56600140
>that volkswagen bus parked right underneath the launchpad
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>>56592246
Sure can't wait to visit the Twin Towers.
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>>56622629
>the illnesses he's carrying
Someone never read War of the Worlds.
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>>56592246
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2ZRSwul7cE
thread theme
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>>56624399
Call me Plissken.
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>>56624068
Is that a Buddha emblem on his chest?
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I love the vaguely religious feel space operas have
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>>56628960
Gina Torres?!?
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>>56624935

oh shit senpai

I mean I got this I guess :u
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>>56630130
/d/, pls
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>No alternative history where the flying flapjack caught on.
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>>56630148

Afriad that's it meng.
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>>56599193
>you will never tease an auditorium of university students in 1970 with

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia8ZPfAlfOw
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>>56598844
>>56599193
Man, the optimism in those pieces is infectious.
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>>56620575
third
>>56609789
>>56618877
let's pick a system for 'dis
Whatcha think of Dungeons the Dragoning?
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>>56631694

Yeah, people had hope the future was going to be better.

We need to get ourselves some of that.
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>>56632153
first get rid of feeling powerless before The Powers That Be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m4685liWb0
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>>56597762
It's a catheter bag.

Now you'll never be able to unsee it.
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>>56616118
>no one will ever make fun of me in this
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>>56622215
>e can sell us the dream of a hyperloop but in the process bring more high speed trains and better rail development.
This. Almost all major advances in science were the result of making something huge and ending up with something big.
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>>56622215
Fuck no, people who bring us the future are not some guys with big money but nerdy people slaving for PhDs on universities, doing basic research. But it's not flashy when some woman researches a semiconductor 5% better than the last one so who cares.
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>>56630091
>>56630130
Yeah, that's the one I meant.
Page 3 when?
I WANT JUPITERBOT GODDAMMIT!
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>>56601194
>Manual switchboard
>Not 'Amazing Automatic Switchboards of the Future do away with women in the Office.'
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>>56599193
>bottom right
Did they predict Star Citizen?
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>>56632872
>nerdy people slaving for PhDs on universities, doing basic research
Like pushing carts with crystals into the mass spectrometer. A theoretical physics PhD well spent, yes sir.
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>>56594875
Man people really thought technology was gonna keep speedwalking into infinity in 30 years.

But then again we beleive all kinds of shit anout 2030 and the like.
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>>56632939
>do away with women in the Office.
Bullshit. Who else will make our coffee and be the object of bum pinching? ROBOTS? you make me sick!
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>>56633150
Yeah. Wouldn't want to take the blinders off the horse, now would you?
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>>56629378
*Gesellschaft
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>>56633294
>ywn be there when hyperproductive fembots who are tolerant to harassement
>you will never reluctantly grope her while she goes through her standard response routine, but is ultimately unaffected
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>>56633545
Do you want to get Skynet'd?
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>>56633545
>ywn activate the Bend Over function

>>56633757
So long as Skynet is an efficient waifuable worker then Skynet all the way
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>>56633477
And for when you want to go to the beach
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It would be interesting to play a game based on Fallout's pre-war world, where the setting revolved around a super-charged space race and colonizing the solar system instead of the resource wars and the following apocalyptic nuclear exchange.
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>>56635016
Gee golly! I didnt know people had such good taste in the 60's
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>>56635395
Extremelly similar to the eurasiatic cartoons I possess
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>>56633770
>ywn activate the Bend Over function

"But I waste disposal from that port. Beep-boop."
"Not right now you d-HOLY SHIT! ... C-call a doctor!"
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Bump
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>>56601147
I wanna know the story of how CyberMom got that scar over one eye. I bet she fought digital commies or something.
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>>56632873

Sorry dude, not for a while anyway.
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>>56630150
Not quite the same thing, but I'm still sad that GEV's never became a serious thing.
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>>56637948
>digital
Millennials shouldn't be allowed online
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>>56638019
This makes me existentially sad.
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>>56592246
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFRZcC2JNhQ

One year ago, a runaway planet unleashed cosmic destruction.

I can work with this.
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>>56633213
Superpower by 2030?
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>>56640322

When you're a robot, things like "identity" and "personality" are fairly malleble. What then, is morality?
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>>56599234
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>>56633573

>the brood mother hasn't missed too many meals...
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>>56621331
Right that's why you get paid more than your manager.
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>>56642550
>manage robots
>robots get paid nothing
>you get paid more than nothing
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>>56592246
Plot twist: "2000 AD" stands for 2000 years After Dachau.
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>>56633057
No they predicted this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAk2R7HmHDM
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>>56638019
Why can't we ever have happy endings for robot love?
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>>56599974
Ah, yes, the Fukmihards of Grabmiazz 5. Truly a noble race.
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>>56601109
>Next week: All-Seeing Eye
>image missing
How coincidental.
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>>56635461
Could you be so kind as to share some of those images?
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>>56641936
To the heart, killing is killing, even imagined killing: killing someone live without it ever passing into your heart's knowledge is better. The ease of killing and your ease with replacing someone with another don't negate the fact that your image makes me feel like I've witnessed a person with worlds and a personality all their own die in a work of fiction well styled after reality, despite that they, even in that fiction, were fictional. Androids should stay the retarded uncanny valley things they are now, and people should not pursue them looking and sounding human until people can be even hoped to treat them as human, just for the sake of preserving any semblance of moral goodness of those living people.
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>>56651342
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>>56651405
Are those titles direct translations? That's awesome, the Germans must've really taken the Atomic Age to heart
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>>56651003
Every harem manga ever, breh. Sorry if you thought I had retrofuturistic kawaifus.
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>>56651367
Nice worldbuilding, germanfags
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>>56652498
Not all of them are literal.
>>56651367 says "The human who overcame the evil influence of live and stays forever yound and strong"
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>>56651400
I understand your argument, and believe that it is merciful and kind. Even so, is it not the doing of something that brings understanding of it? Little by little, individuals and societies alike gather more experiential data that allows them to understand the nature of reality better. Would not holding back on the creation of sapient AI equally hold back culturally maturing in our treatment of the subject? A person never fully understands the feeling of being a parent before they have a child.

Do we not grow with what we create?
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>>56640322
It's fine, we can restore from the recycling bi-
No worries as long as they don't reforma-
Yep it's fucked.
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>>56638019
Are there more pages to this?
Are they lewd?
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>>56656105
>not backing up your robofu and storing the flash drive intimately up your ass so you'll always be together

Your love is weak, anon. You deserve to lose her.
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>>56638019
Cool.
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>>56640499
>One year ago
Watch your video again, friend.
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>>56656465

1) YES!

2) No
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and >>56638019 is the last.

Basically: it's fucked but I can't help it :u
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>>56598844
Funny that they got the videocalls right, but we now have no buttons on our phones, at least no real buttons.
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>>56631694
Yeah, and look what good that optimism did.
We have failed.
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>>56641936
>What then, is morality?
A safety protocol. Who puts it in place can vary, but if it exists it was put there due to the interest of someone or something.
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>>56592246
>>56592323
>>56593631
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>>56595198
There is a "future timeline" on the the internet someway listed when most things are set.

I can't be bothered to find it but on the whole, most Space opera take seems place in the mid 22nd century. Yes even stuff written in 60s. You get the old stuff that was meant to take in 10 years time or 10,000 but "near 200 years mark" seems to be most popular for cities on the mood and the like.

It might be an age of sail thing. The 1700s was the age of discovery and exploration so the 2100s probably seems like an appropriate time for most writers.
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>>56632478
That's not what catheter bags look like.
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>>56642024
Guy on the right ain't that far off.
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>>56662007
>>56662024
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>>56662071
All of that is extremely depressing.
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>>56665894

Sometimes you win.

Sometimes you have your identity overwritten and replaced with a facsimile that only bears a cursory resemblance to your original self. Reaching an uncanny valley of personality in which you cease to exist as a nuanced person with goals, ideals and desires and more as an emotional mask hiding the hollow meaninglessness of your rigidly defined existence.

Would it shock you that I've considered writing horror VN's sometime?
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>>56666069
Or sometimes, on the other hand, the uncaring metal robot learns to love in its own way

That's fair, I've also considered writing cheesy robot romance fanfics many a time
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>>56666508

Think of it like this: a lot of stories about robot girls are them being cold and emotionless at the start but then gradually become more and more emotional until they learn to love and become fully human.

Now imagine that... but in reverse...
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>>56666545
It starts out as a loving romance and gradually descends into soulless inhuman horror? Like a normal marriage?
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>>56666624

HA HA!

That kind of attitude is why you probably don't have a girlfriend anon... or at least not a healthy relationship with one
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I love these threads.
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What's your preferred genre for retro-science fiction?
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>>56666694
>someone makes inoffensive joke about marriage being terrible
>"That kind of attitude is why you probably don't have a girlfriend anon... or at least not a healthy relationship with one"
Ask me how I know you're a woman/cuck
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>>56599193
Well, at least they were not wrong, I was all prepared to go completely sarcastic there with the indie pixel art scene
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>>56666772
we need lots of them
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>>56663136
Not yet.
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>>56592246
I prefer 1992.

That way you can get quests from the goblin king of the darkstorm galaxy.
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>>56663215
So psychopaths are just defective models?
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>>56662007
>>56662024
>>56662048
>>56662071
I would suck your dick if I could anon.
No homo.
maybe a little homo
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>>56624232
Check out the artist's portfolio
https://www.behance.net/astoralexander
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>>56599974
reminds me of "Bother Vinnie" minis.
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>>56669830
>Covered up breast out of respect
>But the other breast on the table is just out in the open
Robot chicks, amiright?
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>>56669180
Oh hell yes, thank you Anon
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>>56667787
Whatever genre has Space Vikings in it
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>>56667816

>cuck

You have to be over 18 to post on this website you know.
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>>56601109
Meanwhile, in reality, Americans never were willing to give up their cars
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>>56642024
Funny how face obscuring protection actually makes the enemy less likely to hesitate to kill you
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>>56631901
That honestly sounds perfect for running either gloryhammer album. I guess gurps could technically work but meh.
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>>56667787
Gonna have to say the original cosmic horror stories that Lovecraft wrote.
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Would someone recommend me a system I can use or adapt for a retrofuture wild west setting?
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>>56599634
That's what the pentagrammatic ward on her back is for.
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>>56666545
>a lot of stories about robot girls are them being cold and emotionless at the start but then gradually become more and more emotional until they learn to love and become fully human.
>Now imagine that... but in reverse...
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>>56672226
savage worlds? rifts?
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>>56672134
Lovecraft would make a pretty neat "near-future" setting.
>ywn never be a struggling new-englander on Moons of jupiter, running from both unspeakable alien menace that has taken hold over earth, but aslo from your own damned ancestors
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>>56677362
He did have a future setting in the Shadow out of Time.
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>>56656080
I would agree with your view, if I didn't know so many people who should not have been parents because they lacked the proper sense required for the task of taking that feeling of being a parent and turn it into actual behavior, and who didn't grow to fill the role. How to prevent that for our future, I'd have to say is that they get to a state of emotional stability and soundness those people lack. Also when one knows he isn't financially prepared for a Child, abstaining from having one until he is does not prevent him from having one later or lesson the feeling of being a parent, in fact it helps him to digest the joys and burden better, his mind less worried.

What's more some future whole of society isn't more important than it's current parts. It's men today who are thinking these things up and determining how they will be treated and who will suffer for it: men would be wise to learn from their mistakes but the they would be wiser not to make them in the first place. In the metaphor of a parent from a different angle, we cannot wait until the child is born to prepare for it as best we can, we must do that now. Tomorrow will be too late.
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>>56672226
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire with Force users refluffed as space psychics (or removed entirely)? If only because it's made for the low-powered smuggler side of things.
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>>56593819
>2000 BC
Fucking Hyper-Koreans.
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>>56677362
>>56680604
>advice is equally valid in space
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There's something about impractically large space windows that just gets me
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