Hi guys, I wanted to talk a little about the world of Science Fiction. I know that is more than just a mouthful because the world of Sci-Fi is so HUGE. Science fiction has been predicting the coming trends of technology and the designs of future devices for so long that we’ve forgotten just how important things like Comic Books or Cave drawings really have been to the progress of humanity. The first thing we do to ourselves, as a society, is to introduce ideas and designs into our youth by means such as Saturday morning cartoons, and when that child grows up, the idea of a space ship is no longer a cartoon but a concept to admired and pursued into manifesting itself. Now, go farther back than that, drawings on walls, thousands of years old, depicting UFO’s and alien visitation. We know that they are there, but what do we do. We cloud it over in doubts and debunking. But somewhere there are those that take these “Stretches of the Imagination” and put them into practical uses. Like films and car designs. Artwork and songs. Comic Books and poetry. Video games and Fairy tales. Bibles and politics. Until the idea of building a ship the size of a city block that will eventually explore the deepest recesses of Space is not only acceptable but a working part of the everyday common language. I mean when you’re sitting around with friends do you ever say or hear things like, “I wish I could read her mind?” or ” I feel transported!!” or “I can see right through you!”…..these types of expressions seem harmless enough but when they are ingrained into the common language of men they become accepted as a part of common knowledge and no longer something unattainable. Remember the “JETSONS” cartoon on Saturday mornings?…..A lot of those fantastical things are actual parts of todays reality. Computers where we can talk to each other and see each other at the same time…..these types of things were being discussed in the 60’s and 70’s by great minds like Isaac Asimov and other great Scientific thinking ,minds. Here’s a direct quote from Asimov’s 71 Glimpses of the future…..” Someday, when the moon is a busy world, with miners, electrical engineers, metallurgists, and astronomers all doing their work upon it, will tourists go there too? What would there be to do on the moon? What would there be to see?” These are the types of things that get passed down to generations and the power of words. But what’s really interesting is that Sci-Fi is at the forefront of all of those forwards thinking minds because it requires artwork and design to complete images in peoples minds. So, things like “Star Wars” and “2001 a space Odyssey” become predictions and glimpses of the future manifested by the minds of the world of Science Fiction. Not only does Sci-Fi have the lead on design of machines and utilitarian devices but also on things like the clothes we wear, the style of our sunglasses, the look of our subway systems, the nature and stylings of new buildings the world over. It’s everywhere we look. The world of Sci-Fi is a very visible Guideline that when you begin to really put your mind to reminiscing about all the things of the past that are in existence today, it becomes mind blowing in it’s ramifications and far reaching in it’s compelling nature. My favorite Asimov quote speaks volumes; ” The actual future will be what circumstance, the human will, and human intelligence make it, and we can only hope that all will conspire to produce something good. My role, as a futurist, is to reconnoiter the territory up ahead so that humanity, in it’s travels through time, may have a better notion of what to aim for and what to avoid.”…..now, if a guy, some 50 to 60 years ago was thinking this far ahead, what must the minds of kids with access to the internet and most of the information the world has ever produced available to them ALL in ONE place…….GEEZ the potential of those budding minds is SO mind boggling that it almost makes me wish I was a part of the youth of today. Because the ways I which thet are about to change this world…..are going to shape humanity for thousands of years to come. We are going to need new things like the new version of “The Declaration Of Independence” governing the hopes and desires of an entire world population. We are going to need honest and forthright men to deal with the new discoveries our satellites are about to reveal to us……the world is changing so rapidly that it is NECESSARY that spirituality become a LAW of our humanity, so that the GOOD and the RIGHTS of all are protected. Holy men will become world leaders, right along side corporate executives, and Military influences…..it will all appear to be the same, but the worm will have twisted and good will appear to be evil, and evil will charm your pants off. My greatest wish for our future is simple………That GOD become central to our thinking and rationale, AND, that the guys in garages, drawing and writing Comic books……are genius’s for good!!………I am Dartanion2……..and that’s the way I see it………..cheers……..t xx
“SCIENCE FICTION” ~ predicting the future
19 Tuesday Aug 2014
Georgina Richardson said:
An interesting piece T`. Do you remember the series Space 1999 with the moon base, in the 1970`s I used to love that and wanted to be an astronaut!! Lots of technology has come to pass when you sit and think about it. We have mobiles just like they did in Star Trek! and talking computers. Just think of what we could do if we really could `beam me up Scotty` one day it will be possible. They`ve got to the planet Mars and have found out so much about it, I wonder what they are planning and keeping secret! I have two books on the cosmos and space and planets so I am going to try to find some interesting bits of information for you if you would like me to that is? I`ll send it all by email to you. I`ve always been fascinated about subjects like that, all the sciences. We have come so far in such a short space of time when you think about it and it`s all because of mans imagination and willingness to try. Just think when we finally get the hang of travelling at the speed of light! what will we find then?? I`ve really enjoyed this piece, well done sweety.
I love ya kid
Cherie Sumner said:
Hi T. I was one of those kids growing up that was fascinated with science fiction, and I was often creating ideas in my mind of what the future could be. I loved how the science fiction books and movies stirred up my imagination.
The human mind is capable of creating and discovering endless capabilities and contraptions, but the key I think is what you mentioned at the end of your article…..we need God to be the focus and invited in all we do….then the metaphysical and scientific discoveries and abilities are endless…infinite and ever changing. I believe someday, maybe in the new world, with God amidst us, we will be blown away with how limitless our world can be with good abilities, all instigated out of love and energy it exudes. The negative and heavy energy of the fleshly world now inhibits progress like is capable, I believe. God will only allow what we are able to handle.
Just as the story in the bible of the tower of Babel…the people became arrogant and dismissed God’s role in all they do. They began advancing in architecture, alchemy, weaponry, etc. So, selfishly they claimed to be their own God…building a tower up into the heavens as an act of contempt. They were becoming advanced in knowledge, but ignorant in the source of their abilities. Without God, attempts to progress in a beneficial and sustaining way are moot. As God demonstrated by destroying the efforts of their built tower, and scattering the people in far different lands, with different languages to prevent them from consorting with each other to do it again. He humbled their deceptive arrogant ways.
Today is no different. That historical event should teach us that we need to rely on God to do all achievements of beneficial advancement….done in pure energy of love….and that can only be done with divinity’s protection and approval.
Science fiction is great, because it allows us to dream and know that things are possible and inspire us to create. God gave us minds to use and discover…..He just wants to be a part of all we do. Not to much to ask in my humble opinion, considering He is the ultimate Creator of all and gave us life.
Great write, Tony. I am right there with you in your thoughts. My love to you, Cherie
Georgina Richardson said:
I agree with everything that my little sweetpea Cherie has said. All things are possible in our hearts, if we listen carefully to Gods advice and take into our lives and hearts his true unending pure love for all of us, I personally feel his love wash over me when I talk to him, I get a shivery feeling when I start to speak and I know that`s his way of letting me know that he`s with me and that piece of knowledge gets me through each day and helps me want to get out of bed in the morning. We must all work towards further advancing this world and concentrate on looking after all Gods children because we are all responsible for everyones welfare whether we know the person next to us or not.
Talking about spirituality, when you think about it, it is the first law of our whole being. By that I mean that it was the first sort of religion and knowledge of God that we had. The ancient peoples of this world were I think the closest to God because they were there when they saw Jesus and all the miricles that God performed.
Noah`s Ark is a lovely story for young children to learn and it is just one of many stories from the bible that I have taught my children and now I`m teaching my grandchildren all about it. I love and adore them for their beautifully stunning honest inquiring minds and it`s so much fun teaching them all about God without preaching and I just know when you are willing to teach your children about all the important things in life then you are giving them a great priceless gift that they carry with them for the rest of their lives. Going back to the science fiction side of our lives is really when you think about it, modern mans bible, it records all mans experiences and all the teaching that God is giving to us through our souls and our sixth sense ( which I practice using every day and I treasure all the visions of you and Cherie and my family that I regularly recieve ) That`s how I know that you will be alright sweetpea, and Cherie will soon be able to give you all the love in the world that you my angel deserve, and just thinking about you and that wonderful girl makes me so very happy and that`s God`s way of helping me give you my love too and I`m relieved that you are now in very good loving hands and will in turn give happiness to your family, the boys and Isaac and your lovely brave and very strong Mum who I love very much so don`t forget to tell her for me. Don`t forget to ask her if she got my poetry book and the poem I wrote for her personally, I hope she likes the book. You are surrounded by loving hands sweety and even more pure love encircling your brave heart and spirit. I love you very much my sweet Beasty Boy and I constantly think of you and send my love through my thoughts.
I love you to bits
Reblogged this on Metaphysics and the Movies according to Dartanion2 and commented:
This goes out to a couple of followers in South Africa………Sci-Fi is responsible for the inspiration behind many of modern day technologies advances as well as the physical appearance of those same modern day inventions…………here is what you guys were referring to……….personally, I am proud to know how far reaching comic books and TV’s portrayals of future possibilities has been because in those original estimations were honesty and the fight against evil………..and in that way………..Sci-Fi is truly an important part of forward thinking…………..regards to my friends in South Africa……….smiles…………T xx
Jeremy Hennessee said:
I find this to be very agreeable my friend. As with anything else, technological advancements are a double edged sword..for either the good, or evil. (or negative opposed to positive for those who take a non-theistic position in their thinking.) Remember when Albert Einstein said “I fear the Day that technology will surpass our human interactions, for then the world will have a generation of idiots.” Many of the older sci-fi writers did INDEED forsee (or in some instances inspire) many of our modern attitudes, and inventions. Ray bradbury was another great one. Yet when you see things like Video Games, ipod’s, and various other things which are for the most part entertainment based, and einstein seems to be a Prophet really. I think it is Mandatory for responsible minded parents to LIMIT the time they, and their children spend on such devices. Because the lack of human interaction/communication/reading things of educational merit etc will indeed make a society of “idiots”…hell it’s obvious already really with the illiteracy rate in America. I know college students who write at a 9th grade level and can’t spell for shit. This is a good article and I think there should be more focus on such matters. TTYL man.