hollywood is a pretty violent place. That's ok, we seem to enjoy it. But those bullets are such a hassle, what with the lead and gunpowder and all. Of course in the future, our enemies will be dispatched by environmentally friendly laser beams. The will do all of the dirty work of the bullet by using only power, which is of course readily available everywhere.
nanobot friends will identify all hostile alien mico-bodies and search and DESTROY (very likely with lasers). Then they will transmit the information to fellow nano-bots floating around just to make sure it doesn't come back. We aren't even close to this one.
ure, you gotta pay millions, and your destination is actually back on earth. So we aren't QUITE there. I"m talking space Disney complete with artificial gravity and a Pluto that gets more respect. Instead we hop up into the stratosphere, say 'Wow, everything looks so peaceful from up here' and zoom back down for a landing and you get the feeling you've been had.
gonna be China eventually. Not yet of course, but in the distant future, the one world government will be run quasi-democratically with nation states influencing heavily any actual policy decisions. Everything will have to be ratified by other nation states of course, but population will sway lots of opinions. It's ok, when there is one world government, everything will be easier and better right?...RIGHT? Well, at least we are not there yet. In fact, the way the world is, we've still got quite a bit to get there.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into our wishful future tense as we thought it should have been about 40 years ago. I'm longing for a future where income tax has been eliminated. Not bloody likely.