Future Predicted By Anime
Anime has all kinds of written dialogue and events occurring. Sometimes, these scenarios are influenced by the world around them while others stand alone. Creative visions in fiction all at one time took a look at the society and envisioned the future of it. Today is anime predicting the future and coming true. Dragon Ball Z (1992) the scouter from the show has a striking resemblance to Google Glass. These lenses have communication access, Global Positioning Service (GPS), cameras, and a neat fashion trend. However, Google Glass is lacking one thing which is predicting an opponent’s power level, unlike the Scouter. Denno Coil (2007) gives us an interesting insight into augmented reality and meta bugs. Augmented reality “modifies the look of your surroundings” digitally similar to Microsoft’s cast AR or other AR devices. The show has virtual currency, known as Meta Bugs like I don’t know, Bitcoin. Bitcoin and meta bugs vary on supply and demand” in terms of their value. Macross Plus (1994) predicted the idea of a “computer-generated pop idol,” named Sharon Apple. Hatsune Miku is from Japan and is a “chart-topping digital pop idol.” Her and Sharon Apple have the niche for singing via graphics. Akira (1988) is a post-apocalyptic anime featuring a connection to the future of 2020. Manga and anime of the same name embraced the idea of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan. Shocking enough, the city was also guessed in Toyko, Japan being the host for the games. If there is a thing that anime proved, it can compete with the likes of The Simpsons of future events coming to fruition. The only future that I do not want to happen is Akira’s version of World War 3 and out-of-control beings with immense power.