The future according to sci-fi movies

Science fiction

Rod Serling, the narrator for The Twilight Zone, once described science fiction in the following terms: “Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science Fiction is the improbable made possible.”  The term “sci-fi” itself was coined by famed American science fiction movie memorabilia collector Forrest Ackerman in 1954 but the genre itself has been around for nearly two thousand years.   Continue reading

“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.”

Abraham Lincoln boombox“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

I’m not sure what Lincoln would think about this era of Lady Gaga’s meat dress, autonomous cars, deified CEOs, interactive billboards, or insane yo-yo championships but I do know that he was supportive of change and radical change at that.  Please remember, this is a man who committed the majority of his presidency to and who lost his life in the pursuit of a massive change agenda.

As a side note, while I’m pretty confident that Abe would be happy to rock a 1980s era boombox (see photo), I doubt he’d be all that supportive of the new Beastie Boys video for “Dont Play No Game That I Can’t Win.”

[Thanks Howard]

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