Hollywood imagines the governments of the future
This week's podcast explores the idea of what our government will look like decades from now. How will technology affect the way we come together
Created before the ubiquity of the internet, Brazil is nonetheless a spot-on satirical look at a society where an over reliance on machines and hierarchy has spawned an out-of-control bureaucracy.
George Lucas envisioned the Senate in Star Wars as being much like our own: a divided and largely ineffective legislative body. Plagued by corruption and bureaucracy, the Senate is eventually manipulated into handing over power. Welcome to the Dark Side.
The United Federation of Planets
The utopian Federation in Star Trek stresses peace, understanding and cooperation among its member planets and has eradicated many of the blights of the present day. Then Klignons happen.