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February 23rd, 2010
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Recent Reading - Things Science Fiction Predicts, and Doesn't

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From:mofic
Date:February 25th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
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On the women being nurses in space thing - that's a Heinlein failing, among others.

The snowmit thing was a fun idea, although I had a little trouble following who was saying what, etc. I think the prime example of that is space travel. Science Fiction saw getting off of the planet as a truly socially transformative event, that humanity would never be the same. I remember seeing Arthur C. Clarke telling Walter Cronkite on the day of the first moon landing, "This is the year 1." I think I believed him.

But ultimately, going to the moon didn't change much.

Edited at 2010-02-25 05:56 pm (UTC)
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