There are several films that show the earth in years that have since gone by, and we wonder where the technology imagined in those fictional environments are now. It seems incredible that there were people before 1969 who imagined mankind setting foot on the moon. Even stranger is thinking of those who scorned the idea.
President John F. Kennedy looked to the future and knew that he wanted to put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth. He wanted that to be his legacy. A marvellous and incredible achievement but was this the best legacy to leave for future generations to observe?
Films and novels now regularly refer to many themes that seem as fantastical as mankind on the moon would have seemed to people pre-1969. Time travel and genetic engineering, for example. Genetic engineering is possible in some respects at the moment, though certainly not as much as dystopian novels and films portray. Time travel still seems impossible.
Humans have the marvellous ability to imagine things and will them into existence through hard work and the technology of our day. Yet just because we *can* doesn't mean we *should*.
Time travel; genetic engineering; I think it will be a good thing for us if those things always remained in the future.
Created: Apr 19, 2014bfinlayson Document Media