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Thread: Why we may be living in the future of The Running Man

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    Default Why we may be living in the future of The Running Man

    In a world beset by a collapsing economy, the US media conspires with the government to keep the population in check with a combination of heavy-handed policing and a steady stream of vapid reality TV shows. Meanwhile, one of the most powerful men in the world is the host of a reality TV show.

    Sound familiar? That was 2017 conjured by campy action thriller The Running Man when it was released 30 years ago.

    Sci-fi commonly reveals hidden truths about society. So, it makes you wonder: what else could this dystopian vision say about the world we live in today? If we look at where we are in 2017, what can The Running Man tell us about our changing politics, media and technology?
    I watched it about 5 or 6 years ago for the first time in many many years and was like "wow, this is incredible, who would have known" and today it seems even more true.

    Great BBC read.

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