Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Living in 'The Future:' and Loving It

I was born in the Truman administration, and grew up reading about 'the future.'

It's not quite what we expected. Weather control research stopped after a 1972 experiment went horribly wrong. LEDs are pretty close to Hugo Gernsback's cold light, but only a few folks have taken vacations in space.

And some things caught nearly everyone by surprise:

(from NASA/Carla Cioffi, used w/o permission)
"An Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad on March 27, 2013 in Kazakhstan. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for March 29 and will send Expedition 35 Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov, and Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Alexander Misurkin of Russia on a five and a half-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi" (March 27, 2013)

Although 'the future' isn't quite 'as advertised,' I like living here.

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