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Prophets of Science fiction

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K_tigress

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Report this Apr. 10 2013, 8:54 pm

I’ve been watching prophets of science fiction. On that show, the view point of the makers of the show is that all these science fiction writers/authors predicted the future of technology and about space travel est.  They considered them some kind of prophets.  Now do you agree with this notion? Or are you part of the group that believes that life imitates art?

Personally I believe that this is no more then life imitating art. These men were brilliant and were incredibly creative with their imagination but not prophets.

What do you think?


He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it. -Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

Devinoni

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Report this Apr. 11 2013, 8:33 am

I agree with you and I don't believe in prophets of any kind. The notion that someone would get his info or be designated by the supernatural or the devine to be their spokesperson goes beyond anything I reasonably believe in.


I do however believe in the power of the human mind. I can envision things that goes beyond any set rule or law, it is like an incredible mental simulator. Some brilliant people like Tesla have openly admited they used their mind to design and test their conceptions:


“Before I put a sketch on paper, the whole idea is worked out mentally. In my mind I change the construction, make improvements, and even operate the device. Without ever having drawn a sketch I can give the measurements of all parts to workmen, and when completed all these parts will fit, just as certainly as though I had made the actual drawings. It is immaterial to me whether I run my machine in my mind or test it in my shop. The inventions I have conceived in this way have always worked. In thirty years there has not been a single exception. My first electric motor, the vacuum wireless light, my turbine engine and many other devices have all been developed in exactly this way.”


Make it so.

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Report this Apr. 15 2013, 4:29 am

It seems logical that people would think about things before they become possible.  Once someone has dreamed of something and shared that vision with others, then inventors can focus their creative energies upon realizing it.


So life must imitate art.  If you have it the other way around, it is not art, but merely copying.


 


 


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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