An historical introduction to the use of synthesizers in films about science fiction titled
The time in which we find ourselves, the modern era, is without a doubt the most exciting in all of human history. New facets of our terrestrial existence are continually being uncovered, developed, and technologically exploited in order to provide us with an even more accurate picture of the world around us, both here on Earth and in the vast cosmos that we so modestly call home. In spite of the fact that fascinating things happen to us on a daily basis, we still find it entertaining to speculate about possible future events, both in the short term and the long term. As a direct consequence, science fiction films are without a doubt the most advanced and accurate type of future-predicting media and art.
Okay, hold on just a second before you book-loving, paper-distributing, forest-destroying trolls out there throw me under the bus with regard to the type of imagination that comes with reading books. I adore reading! I do. But I ask that you kindly bear with me. The use of kitsch to capture a particular era’s vision of the future using modern technology is a way to contextualize the overall understanding of the future while also archiving each era at the same time.
One of the ways in which we have investigated the unknown future is by imagining the sounds that will exist in the future. However, some of these sounds have gone on to define our understanding of particular technologies—some of which have gone on to be realized! This laser looks more powerful than it sounds, etc.). As you are aware, a lot of these sounds are extremely cheesy (Is that how “beaming me up” sounds?). However, some of these sounds have gone on to define our understanding of particular technologies.