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7 hours ago, hurronnicane said:

l’ve heard that the audio book version is good.  If you need a lot of action you may be disappointed, but it is a well told story.

I usually line up a few, so as not to be disappointed -- or bored.

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On 6/2/2022 at 12:52 AM, AntonioGG said:

Watching or reading?

watching. it was obvious from the first episode that this is based on a series of novels. I might want to go back and read them some day, but the show might have spoiled all the surprises already.

*Edit* d'oh! I thought this was the "what are you watching?" discussion.

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Arranged my Heinlein collection chronologically by publish date and have been working my way through the novels. Currently reading To Sail Beyond the Sunset.

Will follow up with a dive into several collections of his short stories.

Truly amazing how much about the future he envisioned so well, and by decades ahead. It wouldn't surprise me to find that Elon got many of his ideas of how the world could be from reading RAH (and other SciFi) as a young man.

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2 hours ago, Ridenfool said:

Arranged my Heinlein collection chronologically by publish date and have been working my way through the novels. Currently reading To Sail Beyond the Sunset.

Will follow up with a dive into several collections of his short stories.

Truly amazing how much about the future he envisioned so well, and by decades ahead. It wouldn't surprise me to find that Elon got many of his ideas of how the world could be from reading RAH (and other SciFi) as a young man.

All he had to watch is Knight Rider in 1982.  I just watched episodes 1-3 (so cheesy it's good) on Netflix.

Asimov in a short story ("Sally") predicted self-driving cars first appeared in 2015.  Considering how wrong sci-fi in general is about predicting the future, that's amazingly close (and we don't have to drive about self-driving level 3 here...)

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15 minutes ago, AntonioGG said:

All he had to watch is Knight Rider in 1982.  I just watched episodes 1-3 (so cheesy it's good) on Netflix.

Asimov in a short story ("Sally") predicted self-driving cars first appeared in 2015.  Considering how wrong sci-fi in general is about predicting the future, that's amazingly close (and we don't have to drive about self-driving level 3 here...)

In 1984 Orwell predicted tv’s that watched back. The government taps into mics and cameras on smartphones, computer & tablets on a regular basis. 

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There was also Arthur C. Clarke describing geostationary communication satellites in the 40's or 50's.

I've always felt that reading SciFi since I was a kid has led me to expect breakthroughs as they came. And often wondering, What took it so long? 😁

 

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17 hours ago, Chongo Loco said:

In 1984 Orwell predicted tv’s that watched back. The government taps into mics and cameras on smartphones, computer & tablets on a regular basis. 

You know what Gloria Estefan said, "The guvmnt is going to get you"

...wait...maybe it was the rhythm?

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