Tuesday, May 14, 2013
14 May 2013
Sofia Coppola b. 1971
Cate Blanchett b. 1969
Danny Huston b. 1962
Tim Roth b. 1961
George Lucas b. 1944
I know your first question. Sofia Coppola in genre? Yes, the young woman who has become better known as a director than an actress had a role in that 1999 film That Must Never Be Named Again, directed by the oldest person on today's birthday list.
You need another hint? J-- J-- B----. More than this, I will not write.
The picture slot is given to Cate Blanchett... 'cos she's purdy. I mean, d'uh!
Prediction: Increasing mobility will disenfranchise a majority of the population. About 1990 a constitutional amendment will do away with state lines while retaining the semblance.
Predictor: Robert A. Heinlein, from a 1950 list of predictions about 2000
Reality: Umm... what?
"Oh, hi! You just moved so we are taking away your right to vote. Don't feel bad! We've done that to over half the population, so it's not like it's personal or anything."
And state governments will give up power just like that because they weren't really using it anyway.
For a guy who presented himself as a hard headed realist writing goofy fantasies, Heinlein kind of missed how the world worked. A lot.
Heinlein started out on the socialist side of things but became a reactionary later in life, which means almost his entire writing career. Like a lot of people on the right, he loves him some disenfranchisement.
Looking one day... INTO THE FUTURE!
John Elfreth Watkins foresees the future of energy... in the year 2000!
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!