Saturday, April 6, 2013
6 April 2013
Billy Dee Williams b. 1937
Yeah, Lando Calrissian is 76 years old. I doubt the pornstache and the hair product are having the same effect as they used to.
Prediction: "... sentimental songs were produced entirely by mechanical means on a special kind of kaleidoscope known as a versificator."
Predictor: George Orwell in 1984, published 1949
Reality: Besides pop songs, pornography is predicted to be produced mechanically on these large kaleidoscopes. When Winston and Julia first meet, her arm is in a sling and he assumes she had been in an accident with one of the machines. We find out later that she does work in Pornosec, but only manning the machines, as she admits to Winston she is "not literary."
Neither pop songs or porn are produced without human hands touching them, but I understand where Orwell could get the idea it would be possible in the future to grind these things out like sausages.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
We take a look down the pneumatic tubes to the inner workings of The Memory Hole.
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!