May 19, 2012

Surrogates: To Be Able To

This movie rocks. I love the original idea of the conflict it proposes. You must see it. I used this wonderful scene to talk about the future and what people will be able then.


A. Work in small groups:


1. Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future? Explain it.

2. In what fields of science will the future present major changes? Why?

3. Imagine life 20 years from now. Make a list of 5 things that you believe people will be able to do that we cannot nowadays.


a. .............................................................

b. .............................................................

c. .............................................................

d. ............................................................


B. Now watch the movie segment from the science fiction Surrogates. The scene shows a couple going shopping. Watch it carefully and say what consumers will be able to do when they go shopping 20 years from now. Write at least 3 sentences.




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1. .............................................................

2. ............................................................

3. ............................................................


C. Discussion.
  1. Do you think this is a possible vision of the future? Why (not)?
  2. Is this vision of the future optimistic or pessimistic? Why?
  3. Would you like to live in this kind of future?
  4. How do you think life will be like in 20 years?


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