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'Fringe': Property master Rob Smith on making memorable (and forgettable) mad scientist props

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5. It’s harder than you’d think to imagine 25 years into the future

For the fifth and final season, Smith and his team had to design futuristic props for the world of 2036. “It’s not like we’re gonna get the iPhone version 25. Basically what [we saw] is that reality has changed, and we live in a computer-dominated society. It was an interesting extrapolation of what we did in the past,” Smith said. “There [weren’t] any real rules, we [tried[ to make it look as believable as we could, but nobody really knows what it’s gonna be like. And furthermore, the reality that we’re depicting probably won’t be what it’s like in 25 years… I hope.”

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