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The 8 Most Common Sci-Fi Futures

Via GeekPress: Cracked.com lists The 8 Most Common Sci-Fi Visions of the Future (And Why They’ll Never Happen).

When and if man ever breaches the womb of our solar system and is born in earnest as an interstellar being, only one thing will be certain: It will be exactly like sailing. That, or the old West. Ever since Kirk set course by the stars and made way for the final frontier, the space opera’s core concepts have been those of the sea: long voyages, a tight-knit crew and the unspoken threat of scurvy.

Universes like those in Dune and Farscape detailed the thousands of races, worlds and cultures all fighting for their existence in the bustling frontier-town of the Milky Way.