Originally Posted by Biscuit
Okay guys, I need your help! As a prelude to studying Ender's Game in my English classes (special education), the kiddos are writing formal papers that describe what their futuristic society would look like. After much weeping and gnashing of teeth, I settled on the problem: they haven't grown up with enough Sci-Fi to really know what they want to see. So, I created a graphic organizer to help them gather their ideas. They needed a little more. I made them presentations that highlight some of the best sci-fi communication and fashion trends.
I'm a little fried though, and keep thinking of the same movies. Has anyone got any pictures or videos for the following categories:
* Lifestyles/Quality of Life
* Family and Social Interactions (to include conception - no porn though
* Shopping/Cooking/Domestic Chores
* Working Conditions
Thanks in advance!
If looking for reading material rather than visual/video/films, Heinlein's "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
" would provide some of your list.
What I find even more interesting at times is what we have and where we are that doesn't seem to have been foreseen in Sci-Fi of the past few decades. Growth in use and capabilities of personal computers is one seldom forseen back in the mid-seventies when I was taking computer programing and "state of the art" was still based upon 80 column key-punch cards.
Star Trek's communicators of the original series are often tauted as forseeing our cell phones, but current touch-screen phones go far beyond the style and capability of the ST "communicators".
Meanwhile, flying cars remain a distant "pipe dream". And many futrure techs of Sci-Fi have fizzled, often in place of even better ideas seldom forseen.