This Is NOT a Scene From Blade Runner

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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:52 AM
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This is Beijing smog.

Sometimes truth is dirtier than science fiction?




For reference, actual Blade Runner:





Originally posted at gizmodo:
This is Not a Scene From Blade Runner
edit on 21-1-2013 by mc_squared because: Would be friggin rad if it wasn't so so SOOOO disgusting.




posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:08 AM
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Wow! Great comparison. Love the avatar too. Had to magnify it then thought, "man, I would like to know what he was thinking at that moment! "



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:11 AM
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I agree that there is a lot of smog! but what is it that your were getting at exactly? All I could say I guess is Nice pictures


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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:15 AM
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What I guess I'm getting at is Blade Runner takes place in Los Angeles 2019. This is Beijing 2013.

Looks like the future is here guys.


Personally I was hoping for the Back to the Future II flying Deloreans and hoverboards kind, but looks like we got the hyper-polluted, corporate-globalization dreary post-apocalypse kind.


Anyone surprised, really?



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:19 AM
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I see your point now, sorry but I havent seen Blade Runner and cant watch vids at work. I agree that pollution is getting worse and worse, and worse.....oh and worse.

You are absolutely right! The future could very well be here!



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:21 AM
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Originally posted by sirjunlegun
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Love the avatar too. Had to magnify it then thought, "man, I would like to know what he was thinking at that moment! "



Thanks


His name is *allegedly August Landmesser. There is some background info available about him on the web:

August Landmesser

Whatever he was thinking - I'm just glad he was thinking, for himself


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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:23 AM
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Although it's not a movie scene, it's still hard to believe.
But with almost no regulations, apparently this is normal to them.

Who would want to live like that?
I know I sure wouldn't. And I'm NO "greenie".

That smog is horrendous, to say the least.

My own opinion, who do we blame?
Their gov't for allowing this to take place?
The companies for knowingly producing so much smog?
The people who actually run the processes to manufacture things?
Or the people who buy the cheap goods and allow that market to flourish?

I point the finger at greed.
The greed of a revenue streamlined gov't.
The greed of a profiteering company with no morals.
The greed of a worker ant just trying to make more money to survive.
Or the greed of an over-indulgent consumer constantly buying the newest chinese gizmo.
Greed.
Because it is the root of it all...







posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:23 AM
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Thread on Beijing smog already....here



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by sirjunlegun
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Wow! Great comparison. Love the avatar too. Had to magnify it then thought, "man, I would like to know what he was thinking at that moment! "

Yes, that is an amazing comparison. The movie was almost "prophetic" in that sense.

He was thinking, "Seig Heil my a**"



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:32 AM
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Join the Outer Colonies today!

Interesting pic.

It seems from time to time, science fiction writers may actually see a little of the future.

Jules Verne, Robert Heinlein, and even George Orwell got some parts of their futures right.

I am hoping that Ayn Rand was 100% wrong, but I see a lot of her ideas coming into fruition as well.

We have interesting days ahead it seems.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:37 AM
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Aldous Huxley!!

Absolutely. Dead On.


Possible greatest ATS thread ever:
Aldous Huxley was correct not George Orwell



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by mc_squared

Originally posted by sirjunlegun
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Love the avatar too. Had to magnify it then thought, "man, I would like to know what he was thinking at that moment! "



Thanks


His name is *allegedly August Landmesser. There is some background info available about him on the web:

August Landmesser

Whatever he was thinking - I'm just glad he was thinking, for himself


edit on 21-1-2013 by mc_squared because: asterisk


thanks for the interesting bit of history....what a "F'd" up society that was back then in germany. people that think the nazis were somehow cool are true pychopaths



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 10:04 AM
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Bladerunner is an iconic cautionary tale. A future that I feel is unavoidable. Corporate "person-hood", organ transplants, clones, omnipresent government, rampant pollution, poor living conditions for all but the ultra wealthy.

Orwell's 1984 came a bit late. The rest is happening right on time.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 10:05 AM
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Ill take the smog if i can have a hover car



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 10:16 AM
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Sorry, but most folks can't drive a car safely. Flying cars for the masses will not happen until someone develops anti-gravity that does not require a power source. Can you imagine falling cars?



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by Mamatus
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Sorry, but most folks can't drive a car safely. Flying cars for the masses will not happen until someone develops anti-gravity that does not require a power source. Can you imagine falling cars?



I call that evolution , you cant fly you die. Plus maybe a few unfortunates bellow. lol



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by mc_squared
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What I guess I'm getting at is Blade Runner takes place in Los Angeles 2019. This is Beijing 2013.

Looks like the future is here guys.


Personally I was hoping for the Back to the Future II flying Deloreans and hoverboards kind, but looks like we got the hyper-polluted, corporate-globalization dreary post-apocalypse kind.


Anyone surprised, really?

\
No...not at all...



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 03:14 PM
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judging for those pictures, china is years ahead of n.america.

apart from the smog, it looks like those buildings are 50 years in the future.

detroit looks like a war zone.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 04:09 PM
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As I've stressed before, we need to abandon fossil fuels & really begin to embrace clean, renewable, & cheap/free energy. There are many existing technologies & ones in development that would shift the paradigm entirely --- problem is these fossil fuel barons that are greed-singularities, & power-hungry narcissist with an insatiable appetite for controlling people.

Say goodbye to the grid.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 04:30 PM
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The greed of a worker ant just trying to make more money to survive.

So, its not moral to try to make money to go on trips, engage in hobbies, etc?





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