Thursday, January 31, 2013
31 January 2013
Justin Timberlake b. 1981
He is better known for his music career and his best known film role is probably in The Social Network, but Justin has been in speculative fiction films including In Time and Southland Tales.
Prediction: Moon base CLAVIUS is completed in 1994
Predictor: Arthur C. Clarke from 2001: A Space Odyssey, published 1968
Reality: This was at the height of the excitement about landing on the moon. A lot of people were sure this was just the beginning.
Then again, a lot of people back then were sure that Joe Namath was just a loudmouth playboy and the New York Jets couldn't possibly beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.
I know that as a nerd I am supposed to be excited about the conquest of space, but any place where you have to bring your own water and air because there is absolutely none to be had is not a good place to visit.
That place is actively trying to kill you. No water, no air... that's a dealbreaker in my book.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE! Yet another French postcard from 1900 where people are underwater and acting like jerks... in the Year 2000!
I'm beginning to detect a pattern.
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!