Thursday, June 6, 2013

Your Weekly Dose of SQUIRREL...

Tonight on The Squirrel Report, it's a discussion of the dystopian view of the future of humanity. With the homework assignment to watch "Idiocracy", we're ready to talk about the different views of mankind's future as seen in books, on TV, and at the movies. From the firemen of "Fahrenheit 451" who burn your house for reading books to the soft, squishy socialism of Star Trek to the harsh reality of Twelve Monkeys, there are as many different visions of the future as there are humans.

What's your personal favorite vision? It doesn't have to be a particularly happy one (like Trek); it could be a scary dismal future as seen in The Handmaiden's Tale or the all-too-close-to-home "1984". CALL IN (214-530-0036) and tell us what fictional account matches your vision for humanity - whether it's what you want, or what you fear.

Tune in tonight at 9:00 PM Eastern Time - you might even hear me rant on Idiocracy!

That is all.


Cormac said...

Don't forget the dystopian vision in Ayn Rand's "Anthem"

Or the post-dystopian world in "Starship Troopers"

Old NFO said...

+1 on Cormac... sigh

lee n. field said...

Y'all missed what for me is the stuff of nightmares: S. M. Sterling's Draka alternate history novels. Pretty politically incorrect, so I'm sure there will never be a movie of it.