Its early in the morning on this the first day of the NFL wildcard playoff, and I am feeling whimsy.So the posts this weekend will be somewhat lighthearted.On monday we will revisit the question of assumptions.Though I hate to do this, I am going to date myself.
When I was growing up in the late 40's and the 1950's, the future according to science fiction novels and pictures were visions of George Jetson. For those of you who are under forty years of age, I will tell you who George Jetson was. He was a cartoon character who lived in a future that had floating cities,household robots, and flying cars.It also had video telephones,just like skype on your computers, and dick tracy handheld video phones,( can you say" I phones" anyone ).What a spectacular future that was.Then came the first orbiting satellite called "sputnik " and the idea of man flying through space was no longer in the realm of science fiction. Move over Flash Gordon,and Klaatu,the alien from the movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still." man was moving off his home planet to worlds beyond this lonely blue-green planet. As Captin Kirk would say, "Out there, that away"
My childhood was filled with flying saucers,robots,jet packs and best of all flying cars.Even in the movie that came out in 1985,"Back to the Future,", the future of 2015 had flying cars, after all Doc Brown had one. Well its 2011,and 2015 is only four years away, so I ask once again,"Were's my flying car?"