Monday, September 10, 2012

In perspective

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_near_future

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_far_future

I think I'm gonna go ahead and stop freaking out about college.
~Becky

P.S: Thank you to Nickie for her kind words.

2 comments:

  1. The way I like to keep things in perspective (especially with writing) is that one of the few things we pass down from generation to generation are stories. We may forget the names of our great-great-great grandparents, but we read Dickens or Poe or Cervantes, or even the Bible (look at Shakespeare. I wonder if he ever thought millions of people would be reading his plays 400 years after he died?). I like to think it's one of the more enduring ways to contribute to society.

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  2. Anonymous8:55 PM

    I love that Wikipedia page.

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"Science and science fiction have done a kind of dance over the last century... The scientists make a finding. It inspires science fiction writers to write about it, and a host of young people read the science fiction and are excited, and inspired to become scientists...which they do, which then feeds again into another generation of science fiction and science..."
- Carl Sagan, in his message to future explorers of Mars.