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Fri, May. 26th, 2006 08:06 am
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just finished the third in a series of science fiction through time, From Heinlein to here which discusses the fact taht sci-fi doesn't so much accuratly predict the future, as some of it makes extrapolations, some of which are similar to later developments. I still go back and forth on that all, especially after a few summers ago when Joe and I sat in on a panel at BaltiCon where authors discussed their science development.

Anyhow, came across this today, which will only mean much to those of you who either read Clarke's 3001 (no, I didn't miswrite 2001, its the fourth and final in that series) or much cyberpunk. Controlling and input for various electronic devices by brainwave ... yes, this is a logical evolution, but is it one that occured along these lines, or at this time just because, or due to prompting by the sci-fi field? And further, the thought to adapt this to a cap style device, wearable andd usable on the run, is it just me or does this exactly fit Clarke's description from 3001? Again, logical coincedence, or? Either way, it probably would be a wise decision to invest in wigmaking firms pretty soon.

and, on a slighly lighter, possibly more whiny, note - why can't the american media be as fun as the BBC? The link from their main science/nature page to an article on a cloaking device breakthrough reads "To boldly hide where none have hidden before." In my experience from within the daily media machine, this would not fly. It is assumed that not enough of the audience would appreciate, or hell, even understand that. I got sick of insulting my audience, so I quit journalism, cold turkey.

Monetarily speaking, I'm doing no worse - and the sun shines again for me.

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