Saturday, February 2, 2013
2 February 2013
Brent Spiner b. 1949
Many happy returns, Commander. All y'all know that he has a lovely singing voice as well, right? Check him out in Sundays In The Park With George, starring Mandy Patankin and Bernadette Peters. Great stuff.
Prediction: 1990: 82.4% of the world’s population is under 21 years old.
Predictor: Logan’s Run, the novel by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson
Reality: Nothing at all like it. There are some parts of Africa so ravaged by disease that the median age is between 14-20, but in the most populous nations on earth the median is well over 35 or even 40. Way less than half the population is under 21.
Though completely off, it is a refreshing change for most futuristic worries about population, which are concerned with an aging population as more diseases are eradicated. These are closer to the truth but massively overblown.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE! A reader sends a link to what has to be considered the Ground Zero of nuclear war paranoia, the creation of a not often celebrated holiday I like to call You Have Official Permission To Freak The Fuck Out Day.
Seriously, tomorrow is going to be the most interesting post in this blog's history, which now stretches back far beyond four weeks.
Okay, I got a little snarky there, it's a hard habit to break. Don't miss tomorrow's post.
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!