Monday, July 22, 2013
22 July 2013
Rhys Ifans b. 1967 (The Amazing Spider-Man, Harry Potter)
John Leguizamo b. 1964 (Ice Age)
Willem Dafoe b. 1955 (Spider-Man, John Carter)
Danny Glover b. 1946 (2012)
Terence Stamp b. 1938 (Superman)
Louise Fletcher b. 1934 (Deep Space Nine)
These actors all have a lot of non-genre in their careers and are arguably better known for it, but Stamp as General Zod is iconic enough to get the picture slot this year.
Many happy returns to them all.
Predictor: The British Royal Society of Medicine, published in OMNI Future Almanac in 1982
Predictions (reality): Medical treatments that will be available in the 1990s
1. Artificial womb in use (Wikipedia still calls it theoretical.)
2. Contraceptives now safe, convenient and inexpensive (Well, one political party in the U.S. is doing all it can to remove "convenient" from the list.)
3. Permanent stimulator of intelligence found (Umm, dude... what?)
4. Safe, short-acting intoxicant available to replace to replace alcohol (Does it taste as good as red wine, India pale ale or a nice rum? Then screw it.)
5. Synthetic blood in use (Yeah, and we use it to feed vampires. Okay, just kidding. Wired says it's still in the future.)
6. Vaccine ends tooth decay (Yeah, but the dental industry is keeping it away from us, man. I know because I'm taking the permanent stimulator of intelligence.)
I would like to make clear that even with the slanderous rumor from commenter Zombie Rotten McDonald and the evidence from this update, the author of this blog does not have a Weed Card.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Larry Niven gives an exact date for an exact prediction that is exactly 100% wrong.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!