Continuing our series of posts on “Long Shorts” (short movies that expand our notion of the future). I came across this series on the Discovery Channel. While over produced, dramatized, and sensational, this is the first of these types of programs that I can remember pushing out this far. It seems that back in the early to mid-part of the last century there was a lot of this type of future media (usually much more utopian), but as Danny Hillis’ pointed out that future got shorter and shorter as we approached the end of a century and a millennium…
2057: The World
2057: The City
2057: The Body
note: At 39 minutes into the City episode, there is a brief section on digital preservation and holographic storage which reminds me of our Rosetta Project.
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