Thursday, February 28, 2013
28 February 2013
John Turturro b. 1957
Mr. Turturro has had a great career and very little of it in fantasy or sci-fi films, but he was in the Transformers movies so his name is mentioned here.
In the year 2000!
Prediction: Our bodies will last longer. Even immortality may be in the cards.
Suspended animation will be used for travel into the future, fixing the ailments currently fatal and used for space travel.
Predictor: Arthur C. Clarke on Horizon, a BBC-TV series in 1964
Reality: Asimov got famous with his Three Laws of Robotics. Maybe I should come up with Three Laws of Humans.
Law #1: We are machines made of meat.
Law #2: Machines break down.
Law #3: Get used to Law #2.
Our bodies are lasting longer, but immortality doesn't look likely and suspended animation runs into the problem that hypothermia tends to cause brain damage. At least Clarke conceded how far it is between stars and faster than light travel just ain't gonna happen if Einstein was even close to correct.
Okay, here's law #4.
Law #4: Einstein was close to correct.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE! You know what we haven't had in way too long? A German Chocolate postcard from 1900 telling us about life... in the year 2000!
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!