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Movies Movies 100 years from now?


Secret Agent
Staff member
The technology 100 years from now thread got me thinking of how our movies today will be looked at 100 years in the future. The HD-DVD / Blu-Ray fight will be long gone (finally), and most media will be transfered over (perhaps) a global wifi, with no wires necessary.

Anyway, as for movies, I really do wonder what people 100 years from now will think of special effects classics of our time such as The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc. I expect the next big jump in movies and digital entertainment to be a leap from 2D into full 3D.

I'm not talking about IMAX either. I'm talking about something that can't truly be recorded yet because our cameras aren't capable of doing it. Something where you can watch a movie as if it's actually happening. Movies will probably look like real life (I mean 100% no difference) and will have almost certainly moved to full 360 degree surround sound, instead of the point based surround we have now.

Movies COULD also move to a form of virtual reality, but I don't know how well that would go over.


Tamer Of The LOLzilla
I've often wondered about this actually, in theory special effects development is potentially limitless so we could be watching films in which CGI and real time blends completely. They'll probably be laughing at some of the stuff we are most proud of.


Well-Known Member
Oddly enough I have been thinking of this for a long time before this thread was started.

I would think that they would use all angle cameras that float in the air and film everything that it would be possible to see all at once so that the viewer has a full view of exactly what is going on and where they are. I have always thought that it would be cool to get away from flat screen into like head screen where you can see everything in all views. There would have to be a setting that would make sure that the correct image appears before you and not off to the side.

I think that this was in the movie paycheck, (correct me if I'm wrong) there was something where they were able to remove the background of a film and then it was just the person on the screen in a 3-D model.

Movies with major battles would be really cool...


Trust me, I'm The Doctor.
I figure that eventually we're going to have holographic movies, or CGI is going to become so advanced that we don't need traditional cameras and sets anymore.


Registered Member
We'll probably be watching a remake of The Matrix on pay-per-view directly through our neural jacks. That, or ultraporn.

And I'm really only half-joking. I wouldn't doubt it if someday movies, games, etc. were realistic illusions sent directly to your brain. Not sure if it would be in 100 years or not. Which, if such a thing is possible, I wonder if people would bother living their real lives? I have a feeling quite a few people would happily live in a fantasy world 24/7.


Heavy Weapons Guy
Hmm..too bad none of us will probably be around to find out. Come to think of it, video games will be awesome by that time.

I'm more wondering what the plots will be though. I'm guessing they will very focused on historical type things. Probably very realistic battles.