So I was at work earlier today and a thought entered into me noggin. It's been about 20 years since SatAM first entered into our collective lives, and in spite of being apparently set in the future on a distant world, the technology on display is decidedly 90's. Computers use dated CRT monitors with massive keyboards and CPUs. I couldn't help but wonder how the technological landscape of Mobius would have been altered if the show had been made now as opposed to 94. Tech's come a long way in the past quarter century, and we have a lot of things now that writers probably would never have even thought of back in the day. So in essence, I was wondering...
How do you think the world of Sonic SatAM would be different in terms of story, visuals, etc, had it been created in 2019?
Tell me your thoughts, show me some art, some quick fanfiction, whatever you like. I'd honestly love to hear what you all have to say about this one. Here's a quick example...
Though Sonic would never admit it out loud, Rotor's AR display made navigating the streets or Robotropolis a snap. GPS cut pathways through the city that he would never have thought of on his own. In spite of this however, he was still not at ease.
"I don't like it Sal. Why do you have to be here in Buttnik central? Couldn't you just do it from Knothole?"
"I've already told you Sonic." Princess Sally's portrait popped up in the corner of Sonic's vision as he tore across the city. "It'd be much too risky to perform this hack remotely. Robotnik could trace it back to Knothole. Then we'd all be out of a home."
"But he could trace our comms. How is this any safer?"
"C.mon Sonic." Rotor jumped in, his portrait joining the princess's as he interjected. "We've bounced these signals off so many relays it'd take ole bolt breath a year to untie this knot. Besides, that's why you're running decoy remember?"
"Could ya'll dearly shut yer ever lovin' pie holes?" Bunnie whispered, another portrait popping up on Sonic's HUD. "Yer makin' me nervous. But the charges are set, timer's primed, and that dirty ole' SWATbot factory'll be good as gone in five minutes."
Sonic's display highlighted a SWATbot patrol in his path, with a hoot and holler, he tore through the group, ripping several of them off their feet. "C'mon chrome domes" he shouted as he blew past. "I ain't got all day."
This is just something I was thinking about at work. There's loads of other things I'm sure. For instance, you can get a computer these days that projects it's keyboard onto the desk in front of you. I should also point out, the computer itself is three pen sized cylinders that serve as the entire display. Tell me things wouldn't look way different if they did things now as opposed to 94.