Isaac Asimov’s Imagined World Of 2014

2017-02-07T20:24:59+00:00

In 1964, Isaac Asimov imagined what the world of 2014 would be like.

 

Lighting

“One thought that occurs to me is that men will continue to withdraw from nature in order to create an environment that will suit them better. By 2014, electroluminescent panels will be in common use. Ceilings and walls will glow softly, and in a variety of colours that will change at the touch of a push button.”

Communication

“Communications will become sight-sound and you will see as well as hear the person you telephone. The screen can be used not only to see the people you call but also for studying documents and photographs and reading passages from books”.

Television

“Wall screens will have replaced the ordinary set; but transparent cubes will be making their appearance in which three-dimensional viewing will be possible. In fact, one popular exhibit at the 2014 World’s Fair will be such a 3-D TV, built life-size, in which ballet performances will be seen. The cube will slowly revolve for viewing from all angles”.

Robots

“Robots will neither be common nor very good in 2014, but they will be in existence. The I.B.M. exhibit at the present fair has no robots but it is dedicated to computers, which are shown in all their amazing complexity, notably in the task of translating Russian into English. If machines are that smart today, what may not be in the works 50 years hence? It will be such computers, much miniaturized, that will serve as the “brains” of robots”.

 

Isaac Asimov

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2017-03-17T03:23:56+00:00

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Billie Piper – Dr. Who
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Denise Richards – Starship Troopers
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Estella Warren – Planet Of The Apes
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Jaime Alexander – Kyle XY
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Julie Benz – Defiance
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H.R. Giger

2017-02-14T19:32:01+00:00

Hans Rudolf “Ruedi” Giger

Creator of the terrifying life forms and their otherworldly environment in the film classic Alien, for which he received the Oscar in 1980. Painter, sculptor, designer, interior architect, Giger extends his artistic vision into all domains. Fundamental to the nature of his work is his Biomechanical aesthetic, a dialectic between man and machine, representing a universe at once disturbing and sublime.

Born: 5 February 1940
Nationality: Swiss
Website: http://www.hrgiger.com/,  http://www.hrgigermuseum.com/
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Occult, Macabre.
Inspiration: Ernst FuchsSalvador DalíAlfred Kubin

Birth Machine
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Carmen
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Future Kill
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Li
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Trachtenweiber
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Dune
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Pilot
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Biomechanoid
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Alien
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