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  • Capt. Xerox 2:57 pm on June 16, 2020 Permalink |
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    Where are the #robots they promised us? buff.ly/37vLNTH


  • Capt. Xerox 10:27 am on December 23, 2019 Permalink
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    Any #scifi fan will tell you the genre is notoriously bad at predicting the future, but that’s not the reason why we read it. https://t.co/jlmdg52hjO

  • Capt. Xerox 11:32 pm on November 21, 2019 Permalink
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    Is #scifi still relevant when we already live in the future? https://t.co/ETymQTI8Oz

  • Capt. Xerox 7:44 pm on June 24, 2019 Permalink
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    In 1983, the renowned #scifi writer Isaac Asimov was asked to predict what he thought 2019 would be like. Here’s how he did. https://t.co/KERLiz6MSp


  • Capt. Xerox 7:27 pm on May 14, 2019 Permalink
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    Why is it so hard to predict the #future? Credentialed experts seem especially bad at it. https://t.co/PV79OwGUkg

  • Capt. Xerox 11:16 pm on March 12, 2019 Permalink
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    What happens when #scifi comes true? https://t.co/MhiuJXYv2d

  • Capt. Xerox 10:51 pm on January 2, 2019 Permalink
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    35 years ago, Isaac Asimov was asked to predict the world of 2019. Here is what he wrote. https://t.co/9URxvnpHDn

  • Capt. Xerox 9:16 am on December 10, 2018 Permalink
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    Different visions of the future are springing up around the globe. Here’s what our science fiction says about us. https://t.co/xUF19DDhLc

  • Capt. Xerox 8:37 pm on December 1, 2018 Permalink
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    Nike and Boeing are paying #scifi writers to predict their futures. https://t.co/YueiL74nXO

  • Capt. Xerox 11:43 am on October 23, 2018 Permalink
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    When it comes to #futurism, we’re good at predicting gadgets, but not ideas. https://t.co/qzYbwlSypv

  • 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:

        • 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

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