Those who do not learn from the Reddits of the past...
February 29, 2016 10:13 AM   Subscribe

Reddit 3016 is the result of 4 years of work by Blair Erickson, who built a very detailed parody of what Reddit 1,000 years from now might look like; including alternate sites like HoloTube and Huffington Planet to make the experience complete. Although most of the posts are satire of au courant Reddit trends, it is at least worth admiring the amount of detail, including fake comments on fake Imgur (sorry, Hologur) posts.
posted by blahblahblah (17 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
Also, as a quick note, I didn't immediately see anything on the site that appeared to be too objectionable, but the creator claims (see the second link) that “There’s a ton of amazing cool shit in the site that nobody has found yet. Secret stuff that might blow a few minds.” So, there may be things I missed. Plus, creator claims his posts were banned on Reddit, so there could be an issue I am not aware of there too.
posted by blahblahblah at 10:18 AM on February 29, 2016


The 3012 edition was better, imho, or at least less techno-jargony.
posted by Rhaomi at 10:35 AM on February 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Valvetopian believers cling to ancient prophecies of ‘Gaben’
Many still hold that mythical being ‘Gordon’ will return


For me at least, this is one of those jokes that gets funnier the more it's repeated.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 10:45 AM on February 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Apparently Reddit Admins are deleting posts about it. I'm shocked; they've always been so transparent and generous in the past.
posted by leotrotsky at 11:14 AM on February 29, 2016 [9 favorites]


Yay pocket whales!
posted by charred husk at 11:52 AM on February 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


TIL: the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle was named for an Ancient Americas chemistry teacher who first discovered it.

Would have loved to see the name-calling that thread degenerated into. Holos or it didn't happen.
posted by yerfatma at 12:42 PM on February 29, 2016


So, "contributor" will be spelled "contibutor" in a millenium?
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:03 PM on February 29, 2016


ok, when I went to MindTube, I was first amazed that I was served the same fake advertisement as rededit3016 and I was trying to figure out how much he had paid to get it onto YouTube as a real advertisement and what exactly he had done to get it that prominently placed with his video (and wondering where this was going to fit in my advert feeds going forward)

Then I read the URL. Hah! Clever!
posted by Nanukthedog at 1:53 PM on February 29, 2016


Ha! I'm one of those nazi mods this guy is complaining about on /r/internetisbeautiful!

We have a standing rule against things that aren't unique, that is partially a mea culpa for our role in shipyourenemiesglitter and it's ensuing storm of imitations.

That being said, this is pretty cool.

Also to be fair to me and the mod who removed it, no admins involve. The don't actually interfere with anything that hasn't been on CNN.
posted by durandal at 3:18 PM on February 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


I kept looking for like a satire of all of the sexists and racists on the site and all I got was a couple mockeries about SRS and other left leaning portions of the site

3/10, 2 for effort, 1 for appending holo to everything

also, as an SF geek, I'm appalled by the lack of hard science fiction too. it's all seapunk nostalgia stuff that's pseudo SF
posted by runt at 6:13 PM on February 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


@durandal

How is this not unique? You mean like " not a unique post?" Like, it was cross-posted?

I am really, really confused by your post....
posted by das_2099 at 8:26 PM on February 29, 2016


Apparently Reddit Admins are deleting posts about it. I'm shocked; they've always been so transparent and generous in the past.

If the admins really wanted this gone, I would be very surprised if they couldn't simply blacklist it so that you couldn't even submit the link. If the post is getting deleted from multiple subreddits after being submitted, it's likely the mods of those subreddits.
posted by Jpfed at 8:27 PM on February 29, 2016


Also, this site is hilarious. Thanks for posting!
posted by Jpfed at 8:28 PM on February 29, 2016


Given we've reverted back to having a Gopher server my guess is metafilter3016 involves having a frank and honest discussion with the local animal population about where all that parchment is going to come from.
posted by inflatablekiwi at 8:45 PM on February 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Metafilter3016 will just be a monastery in the post-apocalyptic wastes full of initiates subsisting entirely on beans, protecting the last surviving copy of the Treaty of Westphalia, and chanting the sacred invocations: DTMFA TINC GYOB IANAL FIAMO.
posted by Wretch729 at 6:45 AM on March 1, 2016


Apparently Reddit Admins are deleting posts about it. I'm shocked; they've always been so transparent and generous in the past.

All the blatted links were self-posts, and Reddit apparently have the same rules Mefi do in this area.
posted by bonaldi at 7:00 AM on March 1, 2016




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