Sometimes what is real is more amazing then... →
While I must admit the music does help with its epic nature, the images themselves are amazing. To see how much light humanity has made, or how powerful and large the aurora is makes me realize how much we haven’t seen and don’t know. All of my life I have known what earth looks like from space, I can’t imagine how it must have felt to see those images for the first time a...
Why no flying cars?
I am almost done reading Analogs, I am finishing up the 1940s “Astounding.” I have been thinking about what factors contribute, or determine if sci-fi technology will become real. There based on my preliminary finding. I Hope my 9 questions will grow and then shrink into something that is testable. I am not trying to remake Clarke’s three laws of cores, that would...
To become realty, a sci-fi story’s technology must have two qualities: 1. Its Technology must be seen (perceived) as a marked improvement over the old and 2. it must fulfill identity needs. Can I test this? Yes, yes I can… with 50000000000000000000 notes from 5000000 sci fi stories. (the figure may be a little bit of an exaggeration… just a little)
Water World →
Science has discovered a “water world.” The only problem is it is very hot and very large. We can’t move there and I don’t think I would really want to. The article says it could have had earth like conditions for a while, which makes me wonder. At the bottom of the sea there are life forms that can deal with water that is extremely hot, if it slowly shifted from colder...
Is Civilization A Bad Idea? →
Meat from a Lab →
So many Sci-fi stories have this as a possibility! My question is will this end up being good for the environment or will it require to many resources?
“Where is the line between science fiction and design?” This is a key issue and this question has yet to be answered. To be honest I am not sure I shall find the answer but I do have a few guesses. At the forefront of that question is “artists renderings” and “CAD models.” For example, take the newly released images of NASA’s plans to go to mars....
Solor power via window thanks to 3m →
This is why I love 3M, this and sticky notes. (Well and “command” wall adhesive stuff.) “organic photovoltaic material that is printed on in sheets, and will come down in price as production increases. The film blocks or absorbs about 80 percent of visible light and over 90 percent of infrared light, so it also acts as a sunshade.” It is organic, easy, and blocks the...
Mind Reading →
I would love to get a print out what I am thinking sometimes, thinks never come out as you imagined them but what if they could? But there is risk of abuse, I am worried about what else this could lead to. Could you use this to invade someone’s privacy? To steal information from someone? Could they use this to see if someone murdered someone?
Sci-Fi or Fantasy →
A different way of looking at a "problem." →
I know this has been a theme as of late but I find it imported. Celiia Friedman linked this to me. She is great and she thinks about this when she is writing which I find is way cool! http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1276004.C_S_Friedman
Disability Technology that is awesome! →
Thinking outside the box could not only help people that have had life altering events but could also help develop some “iron man” like technology for those who are less physically restricted.
Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? →
OhhHhhHhh... Planets like earth, only better? →
By Denise Chow, SPACE.com ”Super-Earth: The newfound haul of alien planets includes 16 super-Earths, which are potentially rocky worlds that are more massive than our planet. One in particular has captured astronomers’ attention because it orbits at the edge of its star’s habitable zone, suggesting conditions could be ripe to support life. “ I am distressed...
Turning a "Disability" into opportunities →
Disability = not able = insufficient = broken = useless… No one wants to say it but that is what people tend to think, the word itself guides us into that logic path. And when you say or call someone “Differently Able” people tend to think your some sort of liberal freak who fails to see the reality of the situation… Science Fiction tends to take a different view on...
Brown Dwarf? →
When I took undergrad astronomy I didn’t think we had ever found a Brown Dwarf? Maybe I just wasn’t paying close enough attention on that day, or maybe I am starting to get old. Never the less it is interesting, I believe i saw a few star trek episodes about planets like this when I was a kid. “We might be looking at a gigantic storm raging on this brown dwarf, perhaps a...
My pants are a security risk? →
My pants are a secretly risk? Again, these things are talked about in science fiction long before they become real, how odd! It is kind of like they are thinking of future possibilities and their consequences. …. I personally don’t think pants should tweet my location, but then again I have a Facebook not a twitter account and I don’t do play by plays of my location. Partly...
Science Fiction is a way of thinking...
Celiia Friedman told me that “Science fiction is a way of thinking.” She explained to me that it is looking at future development and following it through a series of logical paths and their consequences. My end goal has to, not should, embody this. My end goal has to, not should, embody this. My goal from the start has been to find/gain/create/ be able to go up to an organization...
FASTER then Light! →
Some feisty subatomic particles seem to have beaten the speed of light! Take that conventional wisdom! Now no one can say that nothing can go faster than light! True, this still is not enough to develop a warp core BUT it is enough to devote research to uncover basic principles that may LEAD to things like warp cores being developed! Not holding my breath, I think this is like Mendel and his...
Twin Suns →
Have we found Tatooine? Well maybe not, but we are finding more and more fascinating alien worlds.
Challenges and roadblocks: Victories and Snipe...
For the last month I have been working on contacting Science Fiction authors in order to get interviews with them. I assumed a high failure rate, not being able to find emails for example, but after going through a list of 300 names, finding emails for about 30 authors and only having less than 10 respond, well lets say it can get a little discouraging. The good news is that the authors who have...
What does Apple, Samsung and '2001: A Space... →
So, what does apple, Samsung and the classic movie have in common? well a giant lawsuit of cores! The companies are in a legal batter over if Samsung stole the idea for a touch pad min computer from apple. The Samsung say no, the idea was already public knowledge via science fiction! What does this mean? could this bring up other law suits, will it chance invention and innovation? will it...
What is Sci-Fi?
Earlier this week I had a wonderful interview with a professor that teaches classes in science fiction. In my interview with her I asked “how do you define science fiction?.” I didn’t expect the answer I got. She told me there were over 20 definitions of science fiction and she didn’t have one. She told me that that was with reason, She wanted to keep it open rather...
The planet that is a girl's best friend! →
Real science, real planet.. and the potential for one heck of a diamond ring…
you have to read these
search the names in this post
and also this
check this one instead of the previous one
If your a designer, engineer or some one who... →
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If your a writer, writers, editors, illustrators... →
A section of my research is dedicated to investigating how people involved in Science Fiction think about technology and the future. I am trying to talk to people about sci-fi. I am hoping to contact writers, editors, illustrators and others who create or otherwise work with science fiction for a living! This is form that I an giving people who are willing to talk to me but are short on time...
Arthur C Clarke Talking About the future in 1964 →
This is what has inspired me and why I know this can be done! I wish Sir. Clarke was still around because I would have to try to talk to him for my research, as is is I am listing to the interviews and talks he gave. This video highlights one of the things I am trying to do in my thesis. He wasn’t right, but he was almost right, and he did start out saying this can never ever be perfect...
Is the force with us? →
It isn’t so much that it the technology in science fiction is being quoted verbatim but rather that themes of technology that were featured within the creative works are trickling into our lives. It is a leak not a flood, and a slow one at that. And it is never really exactly what was expected, it can get really close but the context is always altered from the science fiction that gave us a...
the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945 made science fiction respectable.– American Science Fiction and The Cold War: Literature and Film - David Seed Quote from: Isaac Asimov
spaceships + human = Cool →
Solar power is cool! →
Space Colonies →
Cool space colonies, people of the past looking to the future. It highlights what a ring world may look like!
Gadgets and gizmos →
Ward Shelley's sprawling, hand-drawn flowchart of... →
This is crazy cool! Thank-you David for showing this to me!
thoughts of the day!
Sci-Fi is imported It defines us, it brings us together and it lets us talk about complected and painful ideas with less social risks. —- I wrote The genre has been a driving, albeit underlying force in western culture for over 200 years. It has always featured a message although that message varies greatly among specific shows and theoretical universes. It shows visions of the...
see it? believe it? →
the subject of many a sci-fi! very key to what i want to talk about!
well, we always wanted flying cars →
British Design stuffs →
Science and Design
Sci-fi and Design can over lap and are be intertwined., epically when looking at something like making science-fiction for TV or a movie. So the cool example that was pointed out to me was: Syd Mead ( http://www.sydmead.com/v/10/splash/) He graduated from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (It is very much like SCAD and It was even a school I even applied to before I picked scad. ) in...
Money money MONEY! →
10 sci-fi things they list as to costly to ever build.
Dustin's Blog entry on forecasting →
This was a brick in the road to get to my topic. What we did in this project was so dead on to what happed (i wish it wasn’t)
Cyber fitting →
this may not work for what I am doing but i think it shows how we are shifting more and more towards online shopping and life.
My thesis Part Two
This will be ongoing, a New Version! Forecasting with a twist! There are many examples of technological trends that have followed patterns laid out by science fiction. By researching these past trends I will develop a method through which people and organizations can take works of science fiction and use them to create scenarios and help them make decisions. Science fiction shows are visions...
A blog on a similar note to my topic →
This is on a similar note to my topic, and interesting in it’s own right.