I just went with the wonderful family over to Chattanooga to see the Aquarium. Driving in, I see bright, gleaming buildings and happy, shiny people, and somehow I've slipped a cog in the wheel of time.
Because its that scene in Back to the Future II where Marty visits 2015. Everything is new, beautiful, and sharp. The only thing missing were the hover-boards.
And that my friends is a more realistic vision of the future than your typical cyberpunk dystopia. Bladerunner at least had the advantage of being detailed and energetic, but most of these types of shows don't even have that.
And keep in mind that likely both visions, Bladerunner and BttF II will have truth. The world's a complicated place. Its the cruddy dystopians that don't understand reality.
I'll consider the nature of the future more later, I think...