When I was a kid, there were 6 significant years of the Future:Wheeee!
This is the year BUCK ROGERS launched into space, accidentally frozen for 504 years, and then revived in the 25th Century where he becomes the Galactic Uber-Hero and bangs the super foxy Erin Gray.
---*extra bonus: the 1990s
At some point in the 1990s, during the "Eugenics Wars", the space craft "SS Botany Bay" is launched carrying 84 passengers, the most dangerous being Khan Noonien Singh.
Before the 2000 New Year's global party crazy kicked in (driving this song into the ground) it was THE theme song for the inevitable doomsday party in purple.
The crazy future that will blow your mind upon viewing. 2001 became "the year of the Future" with this great movie.
If 2001 was the Year of the Future, then 2010 was the Future's Future; Terrifying and barely imaginable. Now here we are. Where do we go from here? Oh, that's right....
The end of the world!