Monday, July 15, 2013
15 July 2013
Terry O’Quinn b. 1952 (Lost, Star Trek, The X-Files, Falling Skies)
While he has done other work, sci-fi TV shows have been Mr. O'Quinns bread and butter for about three decades now. Best wishes to him on his birthday.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince released, 2009
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 released, 2011
Predictor: The British Royal Society of Medicine in the OMNI Future Almanac, published 1982
Prediction (reality): Drug advances available by 1990
Allergy relief perfected (not quite, but close)
Autoimmune illnesses conquered (no)
Cancer cure available (no)
Depression relief reliable (debatable)
Hypertension therapy effective (better than it used to be)
Mental illness successfully treatable (no, about 35% of the public are still voting Republican)
The reality checks here are more about what is available now in 2013 more than making sure the checklist was accurate in 1900. In any event, autoimmune illness and cancer are much tougher problems to solve that we had hoped. Here's hoping politicians will still think basic research is worth paying for.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Robert A. Heinlein looks at the future of transportation here on Earth... and get it almost completely wrong.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!