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What you believe can alter your reality.

2006-12-19 14:00:01.184964+00 by meuon 3 comments

While the title statement is integral to some personal beliefs of mine, when I read things like: Slashdot talking about the Physics of Buckaroo Banzai (one of my favorite really bad movies) I wonder if that is not "more true": Does Science Fiction create our reality, or is it just an insightful fantasy that gets lucky every once in a while?

Sure, I know the reality, and that good (and sometimes bad) sci-fi authors have a good solid scientific foundation and are often active in real science/scientific work and that this becomes the seed for Sci-Fi. But I want to believe that we can create the future by believing in it, and in believing that.. --laughing. - and now, back to reality, time to go to work.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-20 01:38:08.920525+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think that good writers (and as much as people like to dismiss Buckaroo Banzai as a bad movie, we're still quoting it and referencing it after all these years) keep their pulse on the possible, but I also think that the great writers inspire us to explore in various directions. Without Verne and Clark and Heinlein I don't think the U.S. would have supported space exploration nearly as heavily as it has.

And I think that this is one of the problems with modern sci-fi.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-20 18:00:10.781395+00 by: meuon

Most of what passes for modern Sci-Fi is just space opera.

Need a few more Neil Stephenson's.. Gibsons, Heinleins..

I have a few ideas for short stories, I may have to see if I can write them out coherently before they become realities.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-26 18:03:26.060803+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm reading an interesting book right now that I'll mention more completely once I get a little further along, but one of the author's assertions is that the thinking of the time very much views how we approach problems, and that the great discoveries are usually hindered by an inability to view things outside of the way that "everyone" is viewing them.