Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Empty" Future


With the recent news of Borders closing down 200 stores due to bankruptcy and Best Buy closing some of its stores outside U.S. and also having in mind the possible collapse of the economy (all indicators point to that). I was wondering that in a not-so-distant future we´re going to have a lot of empty stores´ buildings that won´t serve for anything rather than to shelter people. So I imagined a future like the one in the movie: Book of Eli (which I liked very much). Where the protagonist, Eli, struggle to survive in post-apocalyptic society and survives in part by seeking goods in abandoned buildings. I was imagining like people living in an empty Wal-Mart or an empty White Castle restaurant. It would be like totally cool... in a way.

Speaking of the movie: Book of Eli. Did you noticed all the major brands that were portrayed during the film? You only see them for a few seconds but they´re there. If you didn´t noticed or didn´t noticed them, have a look at this post -Spoiler Alert- Book of Eli.
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27 comments:

  1. I noticed his fancy expensive sunglasses. But yeah, I hope that's not the way we are going. If so, I'm using my passport and hoping on a boat outta here.

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  2. economic collapse doesn't mean the apocalypse..

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  3. Actually I didn't notice about the brands. Would be cool if you can point them out.
    And Book of Eli was a fantastic movie, well at least I enjoyed it a lot. Maybe I'm picking up the dvd this week.

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  4. This economy is taking its toll on everyone, especially "niche" stores.

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  5. I liked watching Book of Eli, but I didn't see the brands

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  6. to Every Day: it don´t necessarily means apocalypse but in my imagination it did... ;p

    to Lendo Khar and fabio_2007: they show them almost subliminally... :)

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  7. i dont think a few stores closing means the end of the world, but it iis a bad sign.

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  8. Interesting... Although, I don't see these buildings going empty any time soon. Many businesses that have over-expanded and are now facing online competition are just having to close down a few stores. But yeah, we'll have to see where this heads!

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  9. Economic collapse would be really bad, and while it doesn't = apocalypse, it sure as heck could lead there if the world economy tanks. China is the future?

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  10. I always come here when I'm sad for a good pick me up

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  11. It happened before, the great depression, but we still recovered!

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  12. I only watched the movie once, and all I remember is chapstick.

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  13. What about the people that live in the walmart. Its gonna be some fallout type shit. Raiders.

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  14. ¡sense! most likely it would be something like that... LOL

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  15. economic collapse IS the apocalypse...

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  16. I loved the book of Eli! Great movie, I can see a future similar to that eventually. Scary thought.

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  17. I'm going to check out this movie now!

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  18. Yeah, it's kind of crazy to hear these companies go out of business.

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  19. Economic problems are of all times, history is full of economic blooms and sudden depressions because of a change in the supply and demand. The thing is everybody keeps on acting like this is the worst it has ever been in years cause it all happens so fast, but I think history shows us that we will survive and bloom again!

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  20. It's the circle of life, stores get born, and they die. They will need to adapt to every situation to survive. If they don't, thats a shame but not the end of the world.

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  21. It's so sad when all this companies have to close, so many families depend on them.

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  22. where would people buy good books without borders.. amazon?

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  23. I think the Borders in Knoxville will stay open. It is SLAMMED all the time.

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  24. Yeah, the economy is sure affecting everyone. Haha apocalypse.

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  25. We're in the process of recovery.

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  26. what if I am already poor?

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  27. Definitely thought-provoking... Better start building a Mad Max car!

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