Do You Think Science Fiction Literature, Movies , TV Series, etc have Created the Modern World As We Know it?

I think we are living in the past. It is piled up all around us. The present only lasts long enough for the immediate future to instantly become part of the past. Extended present time is an invention of virtual time.
 
We can only live in the present because that's what the future becomes.:unsure:;)
How much of the present is the result of wrong decisions in the past. Can we recognize them?

Play it again Spock!
 
This reminds me of a clip from Spaceballs



"You're looking at 'now', sir. Everything that happens 'now', is happening now."

"What happened to 'then'?"

"We passed that."

"When?"

"Just now. We're at 'now' now."

"Go back to 'then'."

"When?"

"Now."

"Now?"

"Now!"

"We can't."

"Why?"

"We missed it."

"When?"

"Just now."

"When will 'then' be 'now'?"

"Soon."
 
This reminds me of a clip from Spaceballs



"You're looking at 'now', sir. Everything that happens 'now', is happening now."

"What happened to 'then'?"

"We passed that."

"When?"

"Just now. We're at 'now' now."

"Go back to 'then'."

"When?"

"Now."

"Now?"

"Now!"

"We can't."

"Why?"

"We missed it."

"When?"

"Just now."

"When will 'then' be 'now'?"

"Soon."

They really broke through the Fourth Wall with that one. I love that scene . :D
 
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Disney Bombs!?
That's an interesting story.

**I have to admit I sighed reading it. Can we please stop creating better and better weapons, and instead create better and better societies? Not going to happen, I know. But I guess I'm in a melancholy mood today.
 
That's an interesting story.

**I have to admit I sighed reading it. Can we please stop creating better and better weapons, and instead create better and better societies? Not going to happen, I know. But I guess I'm in a melancholy mood today.
It seems like we do both. Modern warfare and its excesses have gone hand in hand with the most peaceful, liberal and prosperous period in history.
 
That's an interesting story.

**I have to admit I sighed reading it. Can we please stop creating better and better weapons, and instead create better and better societies? Not going to happen, I know. But I guess I'm in a melancholy mood today.
Oh, you want bombs where Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck pop out!
 
Oh, you want bombs where Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck pop out!
I don't understand what you are saying here.

I'm dreaming of a world where respect is granted to every human and the most important challenges are those leading to self improvement and the uplift of others.
 
I don't understand what you are saying here.

I'm dreaming of a world where respect is granted to every human and the most important challenges are those leading to self improvement and the uplift of others.
Their calling it a Disney bomb surprised me more than the technology. It was really just my demented idea of a joke.

As a black man who has been chased 4 blocks by a gang of white boys I am not in the least optimistic about that. I am expecting genetically engineered diseases within the next 200 years. Imagine fatal diseases triggered by skin color.
 
I didn't catch the joke, but I wouldn't have called it "demented." I was simply not on that wave length.

I'm saddened that you had that experience. And I haven't shared that experience. I am of course an old white dude. But as I look around I expect that in 200 years nearly everyone will be somewhere on the brown spectrum for skin color. I read that in 1963 nearly 95% of the US believed inter-ractial marriage should be illegal. Now 97% believe that a person should be free to marry whomever they want. Progress, as glacial as it might seem, is being made. As for me, I've always subscribed to the one race (the human race) theory.

Blessings on you and yours.
 
Their calling it a Disney bomb surprised me more than the technology. It was really just my demented idea of a joke.

As a black man who has been chased 4 blocks by a gang of white boys I am not in the least optimistic about that. I am expecting genetically engineered diseases within the next 200 years. Imagine fatal diseases triggered by skin color.

Some people already believe they exist.

I have totally ghosted someone I knew for years when suddenly, one day, he went on this long long rant about how the Covid virus was only targetting people of colour and Arabs and wasn't affecting "our friends at the end of the Mediterranean" - because they had come up with it. His son worked with Kanye West as one of his producers for a while (maybe still does) so I guess that'd explain a lot.
 
One could say that future ain't what it used o be. ;)
 
From time time I see comments like, how shows like Star Trek have had impact on the world . This makes me ask the questions of, What impact has science fiction had on the world we live in ? Has it been a shaper of the of the world as we know Is? Does it continue to be and if so, how ? :)

Thoughts ? :)
There have been a lot of scientists who have said that Science Fiction has influenced their work.

Some Universities have entire projects which support the premise that Science Fiction authors are important contributors to science
MIT Media Lab
ASU Center for Science and the Imagination

Franz Born’s 1964 book Jules Verne: The Man Who Invented the Future is an amazing book that provides discussion about Jules Verne's influence on the advancement of science. Jules Verne's influence on Submarine design was considered so influential that the United States named the world's first nuclear submarine USS Nautilus, contrary to all prior naval tradition.
 
There have been a lot of scientists who have said that Science Fiction has influenced their work.

Some Universities have entire projects which support the premise that Science Fiction authors are important contributors to science
MIT Media Lab
ASU Center for Science and the Imagination

Franz Born’s 1964 book Jules Verne: The Man Who Invented the Future is an amazing book that provides discussion about Jules Verne's influence on the advancement of science. Jules Verne's influence on Submarine design was considered so influential that the United States named the world's first nuclear submarine USS Nautilus, contrary to all prior naval tradition.

In 1863 Jules Verne subsisted a novel to his publisher title Paris in the 20th Century. His publisher basil told him the premises of his book were preposterous and he shouldn't Publish it and he Verne didn't . The manuscript sat in sage till 1989 when one of his defendants came across it. The novel is set in 1963 and in the book Verne made some raters starting predictions. He predicted Fax machines ,Subways, automobiles elevators , electronic music And some of the problem of the 20th century such as homelessness.
 

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