Why Upload Is Terribly Inaccurate According To Futurists

In 2020, GeekWire interviewed several futurists about “Upload” to get their take on the show and its technology. Richard Yonck, a Seattle-based author and futurist, enjoyed the show but found the upload technology far-fetched, especially given its 2033 setting. “Even the most rudimentary upload is many decades away,” he said. Yonck also took slight issue with the design of the virtual reality headsets, as they are what current headsets look like, but also wondered if this was a deliberate visual joke on the part of the producers and writers.

There was one aspect of the series that Yonck did enjoy a lot, however, and that was the malfunctioning and buggy artificial intelligence and advanced technology behavior in increasingly erratic ways. Yonck believes that this will be the actual reality for a long while while this type of tech is created in the real world.

Still, while “Upload” may not be perfect or completely accurate when it comes to portraying realistic future technology, few science fiction projects are. After all, “Back to the Future: Part II” predicted self-tying shoe laces and a world populated by flying cars in 2015 and many viewers are still waiting for that to be the reality.

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