Thursday, November 7, 2013
7 November 2013
Carl Steven b. 1974 died 31 July 2011 (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)
Yunjin Kim b. 1973 (Lost)
Earl Boen b. 1945 (Terminator)
Very short birthday list today and no A-list actors. Carl Steven played Spock as a kid in the lamentable Star Trek III, Earl Boen was the psychologist Dr. Peter Silberman in the Terminator series and the Picture Slot goes to Yunjin Kim from Lost.
Carl Steven's story is very sad. He became addicted to prescription medications after a tonsillectomy, stole to support his addiction and was sent to jail in 2010, dying of a heroin overdose in prison about a year later.
Many happy returns to Mr. Boen and Ms. Kim.
Predictor: Jeane Dixon, reported in Popular Mechanics in 1966
Prediction:What will cars be like in 2016? The Automobile Club of Michigan, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, wondered about this recently and approached widely publicized seer Jeane Dixon, asked her to gaze into her crystal ball and come up with a few answers. Fifty years from now, Miss Dixon predicted, cars will flit back and forth on cushions of air, the wheels retracting upon starting. They will be fueled by some exotic new compound yet to be developed; gasoline as we know it will have gone the way of the buggy whip. A radar-like device will guard against cars being involved in accidents.
Reality: Did Jeane Dixon crib "hovercraft" from Asimov's prediction of 1964? I'm not putting it past her. As for gasoline being obsolete, that has to count as a strike against her, but the radar-like device to avoid accidents is a solid hit, already advertised in fancy new cars.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Could gasoline go the way of the buggy whip? Cadillac unveils a prototype in 2009 that promises to counter petroleum's stranglehold on the world economy.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!