The future gets a music remix from Eclectic Method

(CBS News) You don't need to be a sci-fi geek like your blogger here to have a fascination with the future (though it definitely doesn't hurt, either). And with so many movies that include a "forward thinking" setting and place, it was only a matter of time until one of my favorite remixed media musical artists would put their sights on the topic. Take a listen to the latest from Eclectic Method.

The sweet song simply entitled "The Future" was posted by Eclectic Method who write about it:


Psst. Hey you, come a little closer. I want to tell you something about the future. It will either be: A mind-bendingly awesome; utopian landscape where all of Earth's problems have been resolved and technology and humanity have evolved to create harmony.

Or it might be a [messed]-up dystopian nightmare. Where artificial intelligence has surpassed that of it's creators. Or perhaps humans have ravaged the Earth to such a degree that it has gone into full revolt. Or A scarcity of resources has humans warring over water. It depends on which film you watch or what time of day you might have asked Stanley Kubrick's opinion.

Eclectic Method has supercut some of our favorite scenes from movies that turn a predictive eye to the future. Blade Runner's Megacities alongside A.I.'s flooded New York and Idiocracy's run down shanty towns. Some technology predictions in these films have already proven to be accurate and some are still a ways off - or not! ... cameras on every corner, oil shortages, massive cultural uprisings in the middle east, retinal scans, X-Rays, flying cars and hoverboards, hybrid humans, robots, A.I., teleportation and so on. Who really watches Sci-Fi for the plot anyway, you wanna see the goodness condensed.

Rest assured though, in the future, as in the present, there will be both Coke and Pepsi!

Awesome song, great write-up and another impressive work by one of my favorite contemporary mixed media artists! Though I personally think they're too optimistic about sodas and only one will end up surviving the Carbonated Drink Wars of 2030, but I digress there... If you'd like to check out more amazing music from Eclectic Method, you can visit their YouTube page by clicking here.