In 1964, Isaac Asimov imagined what the world of 2014 would be like.
“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.”
“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”.
“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 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”.
Ali Larter – Heroes
Emilia Clarke – Game Of Thrones
Emma Watson – Harry Potter
Gemma Arterton – Clash Of The Titans
Jaime King – The Spirit
Ksenia Solo – Lost Girl
Liv Tyler – The Lord Of The Rings
Rachel McAdams – Midnight In Paris
Rachel Skarsten – Lost Girl
Zoe Saldana – Avatar
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
Website: http://www.hrgiger.com/, http://www.hrgigermuseum.com/
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Occult, Macabre.
Inspiration: Ernst Fuchs, Salvador Dalí, Alfred Kubin
New York City