Why the Future Will be Awful

2021-ж., 5-апр.
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Futurama: How does it present an awful version of the future (or our current reality?)
When you think of the future, do you picture a better world? If you just thought "yes," maybe you were born in 1950. Otherwise, chances are you're imagining a techy dystopia not unlike the one we see in Futurama. Come learn how Futurama embodies our worst dreads about the future in this Wisecrack Edition on Futurama: Why the Future Will be Awful.
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00:00 - Intro
02:12 - Populuxe
05:31 - Not Your Daddy's Future
10:08 - The Problem with Mom
15:40 - Outro
Written by Ross McIndoe
Hosted by Greg Edwards
Directed by Michael Luxemburg
Editing by Mark Potts
Video Title Card by Amanda Murphy
Produced by Evan Yee
Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound
#futurama #mattgroening #wisecrack
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  • way too close to reality for comfort

    shishabardilarashishabardilaraКүн мурун
  • The bottom line shouldn't be "are you ready for our dystopian future?" it should be "We can't let this happen". Even if it's hopeless in a short term or impossible for a single person to do it. With enough people and time we can slowly change things.

    9Tensai99Tensai92 күн мурун
  • I love this guys voice!

    Lawrence WhitesideLawrence Whiteside2 күн мурун
  • I miss you thug notes😭

    Bryan GarciaBryan Garcia2 күн мурун
  • any relation to amber ruffn?

    kagandragonkagandragon3 күн мурун
  • Got an ad for amazon toward the end. Facepalm'D hard

    WiiDS RebeLWiiDS RebeL3 күн мурун
  • i absolutely HATE gregs voice. PLEASE bring back jared for all your videos. i never wanna hear this guy or the woman speak again. he talks to me like im 5 years old

    fahad kassabfahad kassab3 күн мурун
    • its like if biz markie went to a liberal arts college and went back to doing cameos on yo gabba gabba

      fahad kassabfahad kassab3 күн мурун
    • greg please go back to whatever the fuck u did behind the scenes and stop narrarating videos. im sorry but the way u talk makes me want to give myself a short haircut with a long chainsaw

      fahad kassabfahad kassab3 күн мурун
  • My vision of the future will be full of glitchy computers, slums and killer robots, among many others.

    Slapstick GeniusSlapstick Genius4 күн мурун
  • Technology is the shiny thing that distracts is from the trap.

    Marcus A.Marcus A.6 күн мурун
  • Did Coney Island steal Luna Park?

    Marcus A.Marcus A.6 күн мурун
  • I'm down with Greg. He's got the meats when it comes to hosting wisecrack episodes

    allibababooallibababoo7 күн мурун
  • This video was the single most based thing I've seen in years. Absolute truth.

    Iona StewartIona Stewart8 күн мурун
  • The guy talking is like nails on a chalkboard. This is the most generic bullshit you could possibly produce for a show.

    Disco SpyderDisco Spyder8 күн мурун
  • I'm sorry, but I just can't take anything seriously, when it is spouted by the guy who looks like Biz Markee trying to dress ironically like an 80's nerd stereotype, and who sounds like Uncle Cracker if he went into running a backwoods Alabama moonshine still instead of making music.

    robert geerobert gee8 күн мурун
  • yes plz give us a deep fake jared for the rest of wisecrack

    Gravity TwinsGravity Twins9 күн мурун
  • UBI gets us closer to the jetsons than futurama

    Gravity TwinsGravity Twins9 күн мурун
  • If it takes a bloody, deadly war to take Earth back for the greedy corporations and their psychopath owners, so be it.

    SatevoSatevo9 күн мурун
  • Its crazy how a 20 year old show is predicting things that will probably go on for 1000 years

    OneCharmingManOneCharmingMan9 күн мурун
  • Great take on a great show. And Greg, you bring it man. Every time. Peace.

    Sean O'LearySean O'Leary10 күн мурун
  • I wish this was shown in classrooms around the world.

    VelocityVelocity10 күн мурун
  • Sparky Sweets where you been, bro !?!

    DayPlayer_CBDayPlayer_CB11 күн мурун
  • "Professional button pusher" You mean pro gamers?

    Vox MortisVox Mortis11 күн мурун
  • To Shreds you say...

    Matt BridgesMatt Bridges11 күн мурун
  • If a swirling bucket of scrap metal had a voice...

    Denim ChickenDenim Chicken11 күн мурун
  • The narration was sub-par in this one

    Dogac TokluDogac Toklu12 күн мурун
  • So she is an average Republican.

    Soul MechanicsSoul Mechanics12 күн мурун
  • Breaking news: we just found out, that eventually ALL stars will burn out... what happens to thier planets and any life around still when they do? Well good news they wont have to worry much longer! But it will get a bit chilly, so bring a jacket and always bring a towel! Its nit raging fires of hellmwe need to worry about, but when all the raging fires gone what do, or can we do? We are not special. There is no meaning. There just is, unfortunatley.

    Thirteen FoxThirteen Fox12 күн мурун
  • "In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only......more of the same shitty false promises of today"

    Maximilian WimmerMaximilian Wimmer12 күн мурун
  • Bro. And the shoutout to David Graeber. Thank you... RIP to David.

    TheJazzMan333TheJazzMan33313 күн мурун
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy also has a huge influence on the show. There's a magnanimous pilot who has a massive ego named Zaphod Beeblebrox in Hitchhiker's. I like to think his ego, and grandiose is so huge, Futurama split it into two characters: Zapp Brannigan ( *ahem...the initials have to be intentional* ), and Bender. Both Fry and Arthur Dent are supremely average people Both Fry and Arthur Dent are both removed from their homeland abruptly. Both like a woman who doesn't seemingly want them back (kudos to Fry though). The ridiculousness of Futurama is super reminiscent of HHGttG too (notably, both had wacky paradox-proof time travel arcs).

    TheJazzMan333TheJazzMan33313 күн мурун
  • I'm a bit cheap for VPN as I'm between jobs, and if my internet history is being monitored, I can take pleasure that my porn history will likely traumatise them.

    NexusDarkworldProductionsNexusDarkworldProductions14 күн мурун
  • I appreciate the real world cross-references you made. Kicked ass!

    Justin SJustin S14 күн мурун
  • RIP David Graeber

    James RichieJames Richie14 күн мурун
  • More thug notes please. You can do series on whatever decade.

    Will LovelessWill Loveless14 күн мурун
  • Doctor sweet I miss you. how am I supposed to live without literary commentary and Analysis.🤣

    Patrick LynchPatrick Lynch16 күн мурун
  • Loved loved loved hearing Greg's voice again! 🥳

    Amanda McCoyAmanda McCoy16 күн мурун
  • We are actually overdue for another dark age (regression in education) and that does not bode well for a nuclear capable society.

    Grey FoxGrey Fox16 күн мурун
  • I’m really happy to see Greg here ☺️

    ShenaniKenZShenaniKenZ16 күн мурун
  • .......why does the title say "future?"

    Peace WalkerPeace Walker17 күн мурун
  • Love it. I like the lefty vibes I'm getting from Wisecrack these days.

    Mitchell KramerMitchell Kramer17 күн мурун
  • Can we talk about how fucking fly Greg looks in this video?!

    Lev MyskinLev Myskin17 күн мурун
  • Do the philosophy of the film se7en with brad pitt and morgan freeman

    Deonte JamesDeonte James18 күн мурун
  • Bronanaz :)

    BronanazBronanaz18 күн мурун
  • Good to see ya Professor, I needs more thug notes my literary brother!!!👍👌😎

    Maurice DavisMaurice Davis18 күн мурун
  • Love Futurama!!!✌👌👻

    Maurice DavisMaurice Davis18 күн мурун
  • God I love futurama

    notsew00notsew0018 күн мурун
  • More Greg!!

    Timbo_58Timbo_5819 күн мурун
  • I think technology can save humanity and Earth, but only if humanity is able to step away from the ideas of "an individual is more important than the group" and "profit is God"

    LittleKittyMine69LittleKittyMine6919 күн мурун
    • @Ti Klim Ah, you have an America centered view point. I'm talking globally over a long period of time, definitely after we're all dead and gone

      LittleKittyMine69LittleKittyMine6918 күн мурун
    • LittleKittyMine69 Well its not the end of the country. It's just that it ran its course as an empire. The USA can go back to what it once was. Before the massive military, government and corporation lobbying and things like that. The system no longer works and needs to go away so that it can heal and do what was working better.

      Ti KlimTi Klim18 күн мурун
    • @Ti Klim well, to each their own. I'm much more of an optimist I suppose,

      LittleKittyMine69LittleKittyMine6918 күн мурун
    • LittleKittyMine69 I don't think democracy really exists. It's just mob rule and blunt force from who tells the military and police to do their bidding. Your vote doesn't count. No such thing as two parties. We have one party.

      Ti KlimTi Klim18 күн мурун
    • @Ti Klim that may be true, but there are more than two kinds of people, politically speaking, and if I remember right, most are pretty moderate. It's not a matter of making everyone happy, as that's impossible, just a potential compromise from the many, and moving away from two party thinking over time.

      LittleKittyMine69LittleKittyMine6918 күн мурун
  • well there goes the hope for the future

    diego muñozdiego muñoz20 күн мурун
  • Sometimes, I feel like we already have deep fake hosted/created videos. Every time someone uses a speech to text app to make a list video, I die a little inside. Every time I find a new, nonsensical content farm that shoots up 10 million subscribers over night, I die a little more. Especially when those channels get away with a lot of things that smaller, real people producing videos couldn't even hope of getting away with. It's a constant struggle to keep your head above water, especially when the algorythm just seems to get worse and worse each month. So no, I won't be surprised when my job as a screenwriter is replaced with a plot generating AI. I know that there's no rocket for me when I decide, "I don't want to live on this planet anymore."

    ApplepoisoneerApplepoisoneer20 күн мурун
  • I feel dumb because I just realized why in the thumb nails of some of these videos the word is upside-down, it's because they are "turning it on its head".

    E-man SmithE-man Smith21 күн мурун
  • Techno blade optimism

    Martha ElmerMartha Elmer21 күн мурун
  • This is genius. Your critique is devastatingly right on. I wish this could go viral.

    Argus FleibeitArgus Fleibeit21 күн мурун
  • David Graeber is based

    IsaacIsaac21 күн мурун
  • Hell yeah hope we get Thug Notes back.

    mugendono23mugendono2321 күн мурун
  • Yes.

    Jem LeavJem Leav22 күн мурун
  • I kept clearing my throat every 10 seconds... I love this guy

    Entropic PedroEntropic Pedro22 күн мурун
    • i hate him

      fahad kassabfahad kassab3 күн мурун
  • Jesus better come back soon or he won't have a world to come back to !!!

    scott mcfadyenscott mcfadyen22 күн мурун
  • Ah, I thought I was depressed before...

    Jeremy OwensJeremy Owens22 күн мурун
  • The collapse of the 20th century socialist experiments where the greatest crimes in human history. Their deaths have trapped us in this hell world of capitalism as we goose step towards techno slavery.

    Demo_the _manDemo_the _man22 күн мурун
  • always good to see the man himself here on wisecrack

    Tora YujinTora Yujin23 күн мурун
  • I am here every time for leftist thinkpieces of Futurama with Sparky Sweetz.

    Star ValkyrieStar Valkyrie23 күн мурун
  • I feel like Diogenes would have loved Futurama.

    Aaron WebbAaron Webb23 күн мурун
  • 17:07 Ain't it the truth!

    User NameUser Name23 күн мурун
  • 15:46 Drop kick!

    User NameUser Name23 күн мурун
  • Worst thing about the future, is that it keeps becoming the present -Bill Waterson

    LizardClone2LizardClone223 күн мурун
  • 7:13

    User NameUser Name23 күн мурун
  • 6:33 Did an actual car dealership had to put a sign for people to stop asking about their nonexistent flying cars.

    User NameUser Name23 күн мурун
  • The future... will it be Futurama or Star Trek? Probably somewhere in the middle.

    Stephen MaserStephen Maser24 күн мурун
  • It's sad because it's true.

    Greed OwinsGreed Owins24 күн мурун
  • the most terrifying thing about Futurama is we'll still have capitalism a thousand years from now o_o

    KhaliraKhalira24 күн мурун
  • best. show. ever.

    KhaliraKhalira24 күн мурун
  • the day my children were born(yeah plural) i started again thinking about the future...it will suck so hard :(

    human earthlinghuman earthling25 күн мурун
  • I truly believe that Ronald Reagan signified the death of realistic optimism in USA.

    TaureanbeaverTaureanbeaver25 күн мурун
  • Biden "won" thats why the future will suck

    Mynameis yrreTMynameis yrreT25 күн мурун
  • Wow, this is the first Greg video I've seen. He's such a fantastic orator. That's a mighty combination of skill and a natural voice that makes for a wonderful viewing/listening experience.

    XcallionXcallion25 күн мурун
    • his reading inflection is nails on a chalkboard to me. sounds like hes the “cool” kindergarten teacher in an all white school who impresses faculty because hes black

      fahad kassabfahad kassab3 күн мурун
  • Ummmmmm. You’re smart.

    Jack SlagleJack Slagle25 күн мурун
  • God. That symore episode. I was so sad after seeing it for the first time in middle school.

    matthew Higgsmatthew Higgs25 күн мурун
  • The owls were originally released into new-new York to deal with the rat problem, They then quickly became the dominant pest in the city. Hence, the owl exterminators. The lore of this show is wild! (also am I remembering it wrong or did the professor mention they ate orphaned puppies?)

    PinkfluffyantPinkfluffyant25 күн мурун
  • Dude, you're hilarious. On the upside, I'll likely be dead within 30 years. So I've got that going for me.

    SHODAN ツSHODAN ツ25 күн мурун
  • I love that he's doing these types of videos ❤ His personality is stunning!

    Grooviest MasterGrooviest Master25 күн мурун
  • Personally, as far back as my childhood; I’ve been saying that I didn’t want to live in a Star Trek future! 😂

    Rae illtastic ink BurkeRae illtastic ink Burke25 күн мурун
  • Why would you show us the dog????? What did we do to you?

    Dawn GrimsteadDawn Grimstead25 күн мурун
  • And people bash me for valuing online privacy.

    Danshaku LawrenceDanshaku Lawrence25 күн мурун
  • Futurama is my favorite TV show of all time. I world super love to see Wisecrack do a podcast like The Squanch with Futurama

    S JS J25 күн мурун
  • Oof. Seems like the search algorithm is burying this. "Cracked futurama" doesn't have this five day old video on the first page. 💁

    natslovebugnatslovebug25 күн мурун
  • Moral of the Story : Ted is right

    Ikenga SpiritIkenga Spirit25 күн мурун
  • Nooooooo Why not back as Thug notes?

    Ikenga SpiritIkenga Spirit25 күн мурун
  • Tech will NEVER ever cure the human condition, only humans could do that.

    xXEilonwyXxxXEilonwyXx26 күн мурун
  • dude, your so cool, take over the channel!

    shahab nedaeishahab nedaei26 күн мурун
  • Sklavenmoral.

    TheJasekuTheJaseku26 күн мурун
  • Easily one of the greatest TV shows ever aired, let alone one of the best animated ones from this side of the Pacific

    Antony DrossosAntony Drossos26 күн мурун
  • Why do they have a black dude telling us why the future is going to be awful, every other video I've watched has been by some form of caucasian

    Jon MajuriJon Majuri26 күн мурун
  • How does jingles and commercial music works?

    Nemanja TNemanja T26 күн мурун
  • Now I wanna look at footage of Conway the Machine for hours.

    Schadowization ProductionsSchadowization Productions26 күн мурун
  • Thats not the future, its the present.

    Jesus420Jesus42026 күн мурун
  • About that "hosted by a Robot" thing, "Drachinifel" used to have a Robotic voice do his videos. Fans objected, so we get to hear a carbon-based entity narrate the shortcomings of Russia's Baltic fleet and especially the "Kamchatka." (That Czarist navy crew saw more "Japanese torpedo boats" than the Imperial Japanese navy ever had.;)

    Otokichi786Otokichi78626 күн мурун
  • Dude you should be a voice actor

    Seventh ProdigySeventh Prodigy26 күн мурун
  • They kinda really.....abandon a lot of the more grim stuff as time goes on more. like the career chips for the most part. at least more into the background. it's still really borked up though.

    Dissonance ParadiddleDissonance Paradiddle26 күн мурун
  • Now that Greg is back (Yay!) bring back Garrix too!

    Nut MegNut Meg26 күн мурун