His contributions to Physics and his ability to popularize science have secured his place in history, his triumph over motor neuron disease have made him a legend. It is rare that a real human is far more compelling a character than anything fiction could dream up.
Yes, that is a video of a real 13 foot tall walking armored Mech. A Korean Company named Hankook Mirae have commissioned a Hollywood effects animator to design the suit.
They would still be pretty inefficient in battle though. But pretty darn scary.
Here is the complete video we watched segments of in Dynamic Earth Class.
The TV show “Star Trek” has a pretty amazing habit of predicting technology. Tablet computers, flip phones, laser surgery, Bluetooth earpieces, and medical diagnostic beds were all featured on the show, and all exist today. Here are some more Star Trek technologies that are coming to pass (or at least, may someday come to pass)…
Very thought provoking article. What do you think?
The BBC has created this infographic to illustrate some predictions on the far future. All the way to 100 trillion years from now. Not sure I buy a lot of it though.
In 1964 two of the greatest science fiction writers of the twentieth century looked ahead 50 years and predicted what our modern world would be like. They got a lot of things right.
First Isaac Asimov. Asimov wrote over 200 books in his lifetime. Non-fiction books in every category of the Dewey Decimal system (the only writer to do so) and some important fiction as well.
Next, Arthur C. Clarke. Clarke is best known as the author of the book and film “2001: A Space Odyssey”, however he was the first to propose geosynchronous telecommunications satellites, pushed for manned space flight as an activist/scientist and helped create NASA, and was a trail blazing Ocean explorer.
Is still reading 5 minutes ’till midnight. This is really not a good thing.