The sci-fi cartoon by Simpsons-creator Matt Groening imagines what life would be like in the year 2999 and beyond. Main character Frye is accidentally cryogenically frozen in 1999 and wakes up one thousand years later to find he can’t go back. After finding a job working for his great-great-great-great-great-great grand-nephew at a space delivery company, Frye navigates the new iteration of the world.

The AV business takeaway: Aside from high comedy throughout its eight-season run, the show imagines a number of new future technologies – video games you can plug into like the matrix, eyeball implants that act as modern day cell phones, suicide booths, and robots as ingrained in society as humans and aliens. Not to mention the Planet Express ship that (spoiler alert) achieves light speed by moving the universe around it instead of propelling the ship itself. — Jonathan Blackwood

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