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  • #31
    Lastest redux ...

    Sci-Fi Writer Jules Verne Wrote Predictions About The Future – And He Was Eerily Accurate

    https://historicalpost.com/anthropol...rm=3908217&l=a

    Slide show warning ...
    TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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    • #32
      That was like two dozen ads before I even got to the predictions...
      Wisdom is personal

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      • #33
        Clicking on the "next page" took me right to it. Must be either your server or computer
        TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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        • #34
          The Rise of Dismal Science Fiction

          To understand our economic system, we need speculative stories.
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          After William Gibson coined the term cyberspace in his 1984 novel Neuromancer, it almost immediately entered our everyday vocabulary. A play on information theorist Norbert Wiener’s idea of cybernetics, cyberspace became shorthand for the world inside our networked computers, that digital landscape where we met to chat, play games, and exchange intimate secrets. Today, cyber is part of our political language, too, used to describe everything from digital warfare to online intelligence gathering. What often gets forgotten about the origin story of this term is that Gibson wasn’t just talking the future of computers, but of a world where tech corporations rule every aspect of our lives.

          We’re used to science fiction providing us with commentary on technology, and vocabulary to discuss its more worrisome consequences. But underlying our fears of robots stealing our jobs or corporations turning us into consumer droids are more basic anxieties about money—and science fiction is increasingly reflecting that. For audiences grappling with the fear of poverty, or simply bewildered by postmodern economics, stories like Game of Thrones, Black Panther, and Malka Older’s critically acclaimed novel Infomocracy function like Aesop’s Fables for the 21st century.
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          https://getpocket.com/explore/item/t...=pocket-newtab
          Last edited by G David Bock; 29 Jul 20, 18:18.
          TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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          • #35
            Best place for now .....
            Eight Go Mad in Arizona: How a Lockdown Experiment Went Horribly Wrong

            In the 1990s, a troupe of hippies spent two years sealed inside a dome called Biosphere 2. They ended up starving and gasping for breath. As a new documentary Spaceship Earth tells their story, we meet the ‘biospherians.’

            .....
            It sounds like a sci-fi movie, or the weirdest series of Big Brother ever. Eight volunteers wearing snazzy red jumpsuits seal themselves into a hi-tech glasshouse that’s meant to perfectly replicate Earth’s ecosystems. They end up starving, gasping for air and at each other’s throats – while the world’s media looks on.

            But the Biosphere 2 experiment really did happen. Running from 1991 to 1993, it is remembered as a failure, if it is remembered at all – a hubristic, pseudo-scientific experiment that was never going to accomplish its mission. However, as the new documentary Spaceship Earth shows, the escapade is a cautionary tale, now that the outside world – Biosphere 1, if you prefer – is itself coming to resemble an apocalyptic sci-fi world. Looking back, it’s amazing that Biosphere 2 even happened at all, not least because the people behind it started out as a hippy theatre group.

            “Just the fact that the same number of people came out as went in is a triumph,” says Mark Nelson, one of the original eight “biospherians”. Far from a failure, he regards Biosphere 2 as an unsung achievement in human exploration, as do many others. “I like to say we built it not because we had the answers. We built it to find out what we didn’t know.”
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            https://getpocket.com/explore/item/e...=pocket-newtab
            TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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            • #36
              The thing that did the participants in most effectively were the ants and cockroaches that took over the facility... Both were put in the mix for some reason and both thrived in the environment.

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              • #37
                I am actually wondering with the rush to do everything online the world of the strangely prescient shot story of 1909 (!) by E.M. Forster "The Machine Stops" or the elite Asimov's "The Naked Sun" isn't where we are going...

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by LtCol View Post
                  The first mention of a mobile phone that I know was the 1947 book Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein. One of the characters phone rings and he takes it out of his pocket while another remarks that he had left his in his suitcase so that his mother could not keep calling
                  Duck Tracey got his first wrist communicator in 1946. Ironic connection to the current police state perhaps.
                  We hunt the hunters

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post

                    Duck Tracey got his first wrist communicator in 1946. Ironic connection to the current police state perhaps.
                    My wife has a wristwatch cellphone. What's the connection to a "police state"?

                    Frankly, I'd rather have Superman around fighting crime.
                    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
                      Lastest redux ...

                      Sci-Fi Writer Jules Verne Wrote Predictions About The Future – And He Was Eerily Accurate

                      https://historicalpost.com/anthropol...rm=3908217&l=a

                      Slide show warning ...
                      Some people think Verne was walk-in, like da Vinci and others thrughout history. People who seem to know what's coming.
                      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                        My wife has a wristwatch cellphone. What's the connection to a "police state"?

                        Frankly, I'd rather have Superman around fighting crime.
                        Our electronic gadget addiction has made us so much easier to spy on, track, and manipulate.
                        We hunt the hunters

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post

                          Our electronic gadget addiction has made us so much easier to spy on, track, and manipulate.
                          Unquestionably, and yet it isn't enough. Many in government, and some dirtbags like Gates, want to microchip us.

                          BTW - keep in mind that much of the electronics that now are used against us are manufactured and sold to us by Japan.
                          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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