As SeaQuest DSV continues to be the most prescient popular scifi TV series. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/05/cybercrime-billionaires-superyacht-owners-hacking
@thebestsophist well we'll see, The Expanse is trying to be pretty down to Earth, so to speak. But you're right, most are ridiculously, wonderfully unrealistic.
@markcrowley i’ve heard really good things about the expanse—including several folks saying it’s better than the book (!) Haven’t had time/resources to watch yet.
seaquest definitely seems to be nailing near-future globalization and economics in a way few others have tried
@markcrowley this is legit why I’m getting excited for scifi coming out of taiwan/hong kong/china. they all seem to be imagining the near future in ways we’re not. we’ve been kinda skipping to fantastical or the singularity and they’re all “let’s build a hyperrealistic world to think about the social implications of globalization and resource inequality”
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