Connect with us


4 Times Rick and Morty Predicted the Future



If you’ve never seen the adventures of mad scientist Rick and his sidekick/grandson Morty before, be aware that there be spoilers. Rick and Morty is a chaotic mess of sci-fi, fantasy, drama, and comedy tropes that have captured the hearts of different generations.

In fact, its producer Adult Swim has had no trouble adapting games for the show, such as Virtual Ricka-lity, Rick and Morty’s Rush Licensed Adventure, and Pocket Mortys. Even online games have cashed in on the show’s versatile themes and tropes as well. On gaming site Gala Bingo, online slots like Wubba Lubba Dub Dub and Rick and Morty Megaways show just how far the show’s influence has come. And these games continue to attract different players today, further widening the show’s already huge influence on pop culture.
Created by Dan Harmon, the show is like a cross between the dramedy of Community, the movie Back to the Future, and the long-time animated series The Simpsons. It even comes with its own eerie predictions for the future. As the show comes up on its 5th season, let’s take a look at the times in which elements from Rick and Morty made their way into real life.

Biohybrid Battery

In an old episode called “The Ricks Must Be Crazy,” Rick’s ‘car’ (spaceship) breaks down in a parking lot. To fix the problem, Rick transports himself and his grandson Morty into the car’s battery, which turns out to be an entire micro-universe. Inside what Rick calls the microverse, it is revealed that his car battery is actually a small universe powered by microscopic organisms. Today, biological batteries are a real thing. Spearheaded by researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, our own cars and gadgets could soon be powered by a biohybrid battery that utilizes electricity-generating bacteria.

Virtual Reality in Prisons

Aliens capture Rick in the episode “M. Night Shaym-Aliens!” When he later ‘escapes,’ he finds out that his experience of escaping was all part of the alien prison’s simulation. Nowadays, actual prisons in states like Alaska and Pennsylvania are experimenting with virtual reality for rehabilitation and re-entry training. And the results of using simulations on prisoners have been promising.

Penis Transplant

After accidentally eating a deadly alien microbe out of a tub of ice cream, Morty’s dad and Rick’s son-in-law Jerry are taken to an advanced alien hospital in “Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate.” Here, we get a glimpse of the future of surgery, as an alien doctor approaches Jerry with a shocking request. They want to cut off his penis and use it to replace the dying heart of an alien hero-politician. It sounds insane until you realize that both organs are involved in blood circulation. No such procedures have been performed in real life. But after the episode aired, there have been a handful of successful penis transplants both in the U.S. and South Africa. And Massachusetts General Hospital could soon do the first penis transplant for sex-reassignment surgery.

Consumerism and the Pandemic

In “Never Ricking Morty,” our heroes are stuck on a ‘story train,’ a meta-universe of literary tropes. When they get out, it’s revealed that it was a toy train that Morty purchased for Rick, prompting the sidekick to apologize. But Rick is not having it. Instead, he praises Morty’s act by eloquently ranting a satirical ode to consumerism, adding that Morty did a patriotic service as “nobody’s out there buying anything because of this virus!” It’s just a short bit at the end of the episode. But it was a spot-on take on how some experts would later insist on keeping the economy thriving at the expense of people’s lives.
Given how accurate and strange some of these predictions are, we can’t help but look forward to the next season of Rick and Morty. For more strange facts and theories about the future, follow Planet Today.
Continue Reading


Experts Declare Experimental Cancer Vaccine Based On mRNA Technology Is ‘Safe and Effective’




A new cancer vaccine based on Covid mRNA vaccine technology
which has yet to be clinically tested has already been declared “safe
and effective” by the British government.

Known as ‘LungVax’,
the new vaccine is being developed by the University of Oxford, the
Francis Crick Institute and University College London, and is expected
to be the first of a huge range of new cancer vaccinations available in
the near future.

Research scientists developing the ‘groundbreaking’ lung cancer
vaccine claim it will be effective in preventing up to 90 per cent of
cases by training the immune system to locate and attack early signs of

Lung cancer cells look different from normal cells due to having ‘red
flag’ proteins called neoantigens. The LungVax vaccine will carry a strand of DNA which trains the immune system to recognize these neoantigens on abnormal lung cells.

It will then instruct the immune system to destroy these cells and stop lung cancer.

Professor Tim Elliot, lead researcher at the University of Oxford, said: ‘Cancer
is a disease of our own bodies and it’s hard for the immune system to
distinguish between what’s normal and what’s cancer. 

‘Getting the immune system to recognize and attack cancer is one of the biggest challenges in cancer research today.”

Elliot admitted the new vaccine is based on technology used to create the Covid vaccine.

‘This research could deliver an off-the-shelf vaccine based on
Oxford’s vaccine technology, which proved itself in the Covid pandemic.

Remarkably, given the disastrous health consequences for those
vaccinated with the experimental Covid vaccines, Eilliot praised the
mRNA roll out as a success.

‘If we can replicate the kind of success seen in trials during
the pandemic, we could save the lives of tens of thousands of people
every year in the UK alone.’

Researchers have been granted up to £1.7 million from Cancer Research UK and the CRIS Cancer Foundation.

The team will receive funding for the study over the next 2 years to
support lab research and initial manufacturing of 3,000 doses of the
vaccine at the Oxford Clinical BioManufacturing Facility.

If successful, the vaccine will move straight into a clinical trials,
involving those at biggest risk of disease, such as current and former
smokers who currently qualify for targeted lung health checks in some
parts of the UK.

Continue Reading


TV Host Demands Gov’t ‘Take Control’ of Elon Musk’s X To ‘Shut Down’ Conspiracy Theories




Elon Musk’s X must be “shut down” by government because dangerous “conspiracy theories” are spreading on the social media platform, according to British TV host Jeremy Vine.

“If there any argument to say, and this will sound crazy, but
China does it, we’ve got to now take control of Twitter and shut it down
for the time being,”
said Vine.

Vine made the comments earlier this week during a heated debate
regarding speculation surrounding the health and whereabouts of Kate
Middleton, the Princess of Wales.

‘We’ve now got to take control of Twitter’…..???????????? ⁦

— Right Said Fred (@TheFreds) March 20, 2024

Boomers have become obsessed with speculating that Middleton has died or is severely unwell and that the Royal Family is hiding it because she hasn’t been seen in months after an operation.

The manipulation of a series of photo of Middleton and her children also only served to fuel the rumors, as some sources close to the princess claimed she had been murdered by the royal family.

However, instead of dismissing the whole issue for what it is, a pointless distraction that will disappear once Middleton makes a public appearance around Easter, Vine called for draconian measures.

Modernity report:

Ah yes, the Communist dictatorship of China, which shuts down the Internet to clamp down on dissent and enhance its repression of undesirables.

That’s definitely who we should be mimicking, Jeremy.

Throughout the COVID pandemic, Vine’s show was a platform for some of the most vulgar, authoritarian drivel imaginable.

One show asked if children who are unvaccinated should be banned from schools or made to wear special badges.

Another asked, “Is it time to ban the unvaccinated from traveling?”

Vine has made a name for himself as being a dutiful amplifier of regime messaging, while his annoying side hobby of biking around London looking to film confrontations with motorists has also angered many.

Continue Reading


Generated by Feedzy