Now looking at the potential of humans (including myself) with regard to understanding complex natural phenomena.
By: ycd0108 , 8:22 PM GMT on January 01, 2012
Started my first entry and went searching and could not retrieve the "new blog" I had started. Here is the link I wanted:
"I read a lot of Sci-Fi in the '50s and sixties.
Some of the predictions then have shown up in the intervening years, for instance: A.C. Clark predicted geostable satellites in the forties, though he did not know that you and I would have access to the incredible images (IR,SST,La Nina, etc.) that we take for granted today.
Samuel R Delany described the "15 seconds of fame" available to all on "You Tube" in those early years.
One author I liked was interviewed in "Rolling Stone" regarding his short story predicting the melding of human and artificial intelligence (written in the '80s, predicting melding early in the 21st). When asked in the '90s what he thought about the prediction he indicated he thought it was likely to happen even sooner.
It has not happened to me (yet) because I still need to type and spell check. But when I look at the up to date images of weather on Wunderground I sometimes imagine I am better informed than the gods of Olympus".
Actually that was my first blog entry more or less exactly 4 years ago.
I don't know what happened to the link to Sam Pepys Diaries but maybe this will work:
Tloml (the love of my life) has been reading aloud from these diaries lately and it got me to thinkin':
"What are we doing on this here WU Blog?"
It occurs to me we are creating a chronicle.
Let's go 2012!
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