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  • Capt. Xerox 9:07 pm on November 12, 2017 Permalink
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    Is this a real projection of the #cars of the future or is it just bad science fiction? https://t.co/cgVhdnKx1Z

     
  • Capt. Xerox 10:18 pm on October 8, 2017 Permalink
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    Why didn’t we get the #scifi #future we expected? Blame physics for keeping us slower than light. https://t.co/ePg4sG9f3S

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:38 am on October 30, 2016 Permalink
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    Science fiction isn't very good at predicting the future. https://t.co/83LSOgSttK

     
  • Capt. Xerox 1:55 pm on October 21, 2016 Permalink
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    VICE asks some Australian science fiction authors to predict the world's shitty future. https://t.co/Kw8tifTNR1

     
  • Capt. Xerox 6:40 pm on December 15, 2015 Permalink
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    You’re worried about Trump? In 100 years, robots might be running for president. https://t.co/8oZcM87Xeh

     
  • Capt. Xerox 10:40 am on December 4, 2015 Permalink
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    Science-fiction author Philip K. Dick saw our future and it drove him insane. https://t.co/opz1A8cplQ

     
  • Capt. Xerox 12:18 pm on November 17, 2015 Permalink
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    Science fiction stories based on a Microsoft future? Why not? It's a free download. https://t.co/DejK9QW9cV

     
  • Capt. Xerox 7:53 pm on August 3, 2015 Permalink
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    This writer believes technology will end economics as we know it by changing the nature of human desire. As if. http://t.co/rAbJNDqXT8

     
  • Capt. Xerox 3:01 pm on May 7, 2015 Permalink
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    We don't have flying cars yet, but these 10 science-fiction writers offer their predictions for what's coming in 10 years. http://t.co/5js2euhjA5

     
    • Lazarus 9:39 am on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Just the other day there was a CBC newsclip once again promising us that flying cars are just around the corner. Many startups are forging ahead and creating new prototypes that they hope will come to market really soon. (Promises, promises. 😉 ). I think the technological barriers will be solved, but the practicality (traffic control, space to takeoff, land, storage, etc) will keep the promises in ‘dream’ mode for a long time to come.

  • Capt. Xerox 12:12 am on August 16, 2014 Permalink
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    If dystopian science fiction makes us fear technology, how come 1984 didn't stop us inventing the internet? http://t.co/OOb4qgZeYp

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:23 am on April 19, 2014 Permalink
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    If you're inventing the future, science fiction ideas are a good place to start, but they may not be the best. http://t.co/70gzxW9AuE

     
  • Capt. Xerox 2:23 pm on April 7, 2014 Permalink
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    These images of Communist life in space as imagined by Soviets don't look too different from the Western ones. http://t.co/G1Y8kuFEJb

     
    • Lazarus 9:56 pm on April 10, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I remember one of the earlier Omni magazines I read had a feature spread on some Russian artist whose space art just blew me away. Comparable to Chesley Bonestell. I think his name was Sokolov (or something like it) although Google is failing me now. (Looking at the art Google culls for Sokolov looks kinda like the art I recall, but not quite.) May have to dig into that Omni internet archive. Once again I wish I had kept my Omni mags.

      • Lazarus 1:37 pm on April 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Found it. 🙂
        May 1979 issue:
        http://archive.org/stream/omni-magazine-1979-05/

        • Capt. Xerox 2:55 pm on April 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Nice find. I also loved Omni and remember buying the first issue when it hit the newsstands and I bought it religiously for many years. Of course, they’re all long gone, although I did buy an issue at a used book store not that long ago because it contained the first published story by William Gibson.

          • Lazarus 10:15 am on April 13, 2014 Permalink

            I remember the TV ads announcing the magazine launch! Did not buy the first few issues but when I finally did, I too bought them for years. But I do remember it slowly deteriorating towards the end. But for a while there it was simply amazing. The fiction, the art, the tech, the bios, the ‘weird’, and of course the brain teasers. So many awesome articles I can still recall today.

  • Capt. Xerox 12:59 pm on March 20, 2014 Permalink
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    What would a life sentence mean in the future if our lifespan is radically extended? Pondering future punishment. http://t.co/O3Q9Yrj670

     
  • Capt. Xerox 8:04 am on February 28, 2014 Permalink
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    Tomorrow is Future Day! come to think of it, so is every other day after that. http://t.co/SCvB1OIYGl

     
  • Capt. Xerox 10:16 pm on January 7, 2014 Permalink
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    This BBC Timeline of the far future reminds me of Olaf Stapeldon’s science fiction novels. http://ow.ly/smT17

     
  • Capt. Xerox 2:37 pm on July 17, 2013 Permalink
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    Like it or not, we live in a surveillance state, the sort that science fiction books like these warned us about decades ago. http://ow.ly/n35nW 

     
  • Capt. Xerox 5:34 pm on July 16, 2013 Permalink
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    Tekhnika Molodezhi was the Soviet Union’s version of Popular Mechanics and they produced some amazing space art. http://ow.ly/n18J6 

     
  • Capt. Xerox 3:35 pm on May 3, 2013 Permalink
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    In the future, we’ll be using 3D printers to build houses on the moon. Now that’s thinking ahead. http://t.co/YXlnkRHbvr

     
  • Capt. Xerox 12:23 pm on April 30, 2013 Permalink
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    Are we already living in the future? #scifi author Neal Stephenson opines in this Slate interview. http://t.co/jLm47237u7

     
  • Capt. Xerox 3:19 pm on April 4, 2013 Permalink
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    I enjoyed this history of OMNI, one of the best popular science magazines ever. Could the brand be revived? http://t.co/OJ1jRio0tl

     
    • Lazarus 1:35 pm on April 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I discovered OMNI just as my appetite for SF was growing up. It was a magnificent combo where I could get my SF, science fact, great interviews and and other things as well (those great puzzles and games). Great memories. Still regret dumping all those mags in one of my moves. But to answer your question as to whether it could be revived, I doubt it.

      • Capt. Xerox 2:48 pm on April 7, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I don’t think it can be revived in its old format. I was wondering more if the brand could be revived for some electronic publication or website to carry on a similar tradition. Sort of the way the Amazing Stories and Weird Tales names keep coming back. They are recognizable brands, but are much different than their original incarnations.

  • Capt. Xerox 5:12 pm on March 29, 2013 Permalink
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    Remember when we thought the year 2000 was the future? Looking back, you realize a lot has changed in only 13 years. http://t.co/HfSmNdza2R

     
  • Capt. Xerox 6:53 pm on March 28, 2013 Permalink
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    In this video, #scifi author Charles Stross explains why it’s easier to predict the near future than 30 years out. http://t.co/K1i1KJpmc1

     
  • Capt. Xerox 3:48 pm on March 20, 2013 Permalink
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    More evidence that we’re not good at predicting the future? Read the L.A. Times imagined future of 2013 made in 1988. http://t.co/GVvIGh86md

     
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