Quote Originally Posted by Ascended View Post
True, but the DCU is not supposed to be the real world so it avoids that complication. If the DC future looks different from the real world, well, it's not the real world; it's a place with flying aliens who have laser eyes.

This would push the DCU entirely into the realm of science fantasy, and have as little in common with reality as Lord of the Rings or John Carter or Star Trek.....but I don't believe the DCU actually has to resemble the real world either.
I remember that being the big turn off for First Wave for me.
The technology was all over the place but it was marketed as a traditional pulp setting, ie. 1930s to 1950s.
I could never get a grip on the setting.