…are unspoken of. They occur in the chasms between imagination and realness. The most important truths you’ve ever discovered remain elusive as you attempt to describe them. Throw them into a cave of language, and they come undone.
Rather sooner than later, privacy will be a thing of the past. Not only the privacy that’s already being infringed upon by overzealous administrations and an omnipresent Big Brother society.
…will seem like an intractable conundrum in the future of man, and to solve it will be the most agonizing desire. This is the true ‘singularity’ which is yet to find its way into the universal mind. This kind of ‘singularity’ might have to be reached before or at the same time as any technological singularity if beyond either is to exist truly sentient intelligence.
Is a world with too many choices a world without choice? Scientists now propose we might live in a matrix – a menacing thought and the linchpin of the 1999 film The Matrix.
The big disaster failed to appear, and I’m grateful for that. No asteroids, no collision with a rogue planet, no solar flare, no alien invasion… Perhaps the list of events predicted for the end of 2012 would make for an annual Amazon catalogue.
An in-depth look at Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 seminal sci-fi epic “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Does it have anything to say about the world of the 21st century? Anyway, it’s full of clues…
The sci-fi genre splashes in a swamp of boredom, stereotypes and clichés. Is it just the absence of imagination, or is there more to it?
Part 25 of Deconstructing Cinema over on Static Mass explores a scene from Contact, pondering if the truth might not necessarily be out there, but rather within.
A masterpiece on alternative history and science, Joseph P. Farrell’s book Genes, Giants, Monsters And Men is a speculative and riveting trip back to a strange future.