30th century in pop culture
For the sole reason of being the last decade of a millennium, it is viewed as a background for a pivotal point in future history. The next turn of the millennium has a special appeal to science fiction writers, as evidenced in the names of Mystery Science Theatre 3000\ or SimCity 3000.
The latest novel in Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series takes place in 3001.
The thirtieth century will be the century in which all the figures central to events of and stories written in the year 3000 will be born and grow up, and in which the events that lead immediately up to key situations in 3000 will occur.