“The only thing that we can be sure of the future is that it will be absolutely fantastic.” — Sir Arthur C. Clarke, 1964
This is part of a series of blogs on visions of the future. Although rather complex when accurately taking into consideration socio-political, ethical, and cultural aspects, we shall focus primarily on technology and the user experiences that we expect to find in the near or distant future. But before we examine our current ideas of the future, let us go back in time and see how people envisioned our presence. As tempting as it is to laugh off historic visions of the future today, it might prove helpful to examine them. Common mistakes seem to be made whenever we try to envision the future.
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After much anticipation, Prometheus was finally released in the United States last night. We thought now would be a good time to share the story of Alien, entirely recreated in social media before the release of Facebook Timeline.
As a massive fan of Joss Whedon’s space western series “Firefly,” I’ve always coveted Mal’s pistol from the series. Recently I pulled the trigger (pun intended) on buying it, and the hand-crafted stunt replica arrived from QMX yesterday. Here are some shots of my shiny new gun. And yes, if you were wondering, I did run around my house yelling “I aim to misbehave” immediately after opening the box.
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