2030-­‐2050  –  The  Unknown  

WHATS  THE   POINT?  
•  IS  THERE  A  POINT?   •  Is  our  whole  film  just   about  fun/violence/sex/ graphics/etc?   •  Is  our  whole  film  a   McGuffin?   •  What  do  WE  want  to   say?    

Topics  we  could  look  at….but  all  these   topics  link  together….HUGE!  
PopulaUon/ migraUon   war   poliUcs  

Science/ medicine  

resources  

Slavery/ human   traffic  

Anarchy/ riots  

drugs  

Obesity/ famine  

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1  2  6  Trafalgar  Square  1990,  3  4  5  Croydon  2011  

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Slavery/Human  Trafficking  

OverpopulaUon  
People  are  pre-­‐programmed  to  pro-­‐create  –  its   what  we  are  designed  to  do  

In  previous  eras  there  have  been  ways  of  keeping   down  the    populaUon  numbers  –  war,  famine,   disease,  disasters  

Some  groups  of  society  have  always    used  this  to   keep  other  groups  marginalised  –  rape  &  abuse,   homeworking,  famine,  poverty,  narcoUcs  

Now  we  have  educaUon,  geneUcs  and  medicines   –  but  they  are  not  available  to  the  majority  of   people.  In  some  countries  60%  of  the  populaUon   have  HIV.    In  others,  60%  suffer  from   malnutriUon.  

OverPopulaUon  

RFID  

•  WHAT  IF….  
•  The  future  gets  becer?   •  There  is  no  change?   •  It  gets  worse?   •  Or,  most  likely,   It  gets  becer  for  some   groups  within  society  but   worse  for  others.  

Marge  Simpson:  What  if  you  [Homer]  actually   tried  to  help  us?     Homer  Simpson:  What  if  Flanders  was  a   monkey?     Lisa  Simpson:  What  if  we  knew  how  to  stop  the   fic9onal  characters?    

People  get  facer?  

It  turns  out  the  earth  is    really  flat?   The  shit  really  hits  the  fan   and  zombies  acack?  

Everyone  carries  a  gun?   We  run  out  of  air?  

We  can  control  electronics  with  our  thoughts?  

Wall-­‐E  is  the  future?  

The  sea  becomes  totally  toxic?   We  can  make  our  own  everything?