I'll be spending the better part of today playing Thousand Suns with my gaming group and, since the PCs are currently in the employ of the interstellar criminal syndicate, La Malavara Entrepreno, my mind has been thinking about space pirates. And whenever I think about space pirates, I immediately think about this guy --
I absolutely adore this picture, because it nicely illustrates a central truth about science fiction: as genre, it's not really about the future so much as the present. Once I realized and accepted that, I ceased caring about whether a sci-fi setting was an "accurate" depiction of the future. Of course it's not! No science fiction setting accurately depicts the future and expecting it to do so is both a recipe for disappointment and beside the point. For me, there are no "outdated" SF settings, no matter what the year, so long as they're well conceived and presented.