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

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“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]

Scientist finds signals of catastrophe

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Tissue regeneration; medicine of the future

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