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South Park Predicts The Future
A recent South Park episode got me thinking about a potentially troubling version of the future. The South Park Post Covid Special aired a few days ago on Paramount Plus, whatever that is, and it featured the boys 40 years into the future, when the pandemic is finally coming to an end.
Elastic Dreams. Seen Black Mirror? You might like this too
Philip K. Dick’s works have inspired science fiction writers for years, so it’s only natural that a show based on his stories would be popular. Elastic Dreams is a sci-fi anthology with stand-alone episodes not related at all but exists in several realities at once.. each of the stories exist in alternate realities. Elastic Dreams sometimes tips its hat toward horror. It's ten episodes switching back and forth between American production and British
To the metaverse and beyond
The next step in human evolution is here - at least, that's according to tech enthusiasts. That step is called the "metaverse". Facebook's renaming to "Meta" introduced the concept to a wider audience, with those same people asking a lot of questions about what's next for humanity.
Utopian Idealism: A Figment of Imagination
When a person thinks of a utopian world, one without griefs and troubles, and one where things make seemingly perfect sense and work out to a positive end (for the aforementioned dreamer), it is easy to see why such thoughts would be highly attractive. For some, their ideal utopian world is ultimately fair for all, and when you dig deeper in conversation with them, you find out quickly that not only do they want equal opportunity for everyone (for why should even one person go without when so many have perceivably more than their fair share?) but equal results as well. Others dream of a world where they themselves get what it is they want or feel they have earned in life; this could be a regained relationship with a lost significant other (or better yet never having lost them in the first place), or they might finally get that great job they had been striving for so long. Still, others view a utopian world (and in this case, perhaps a utopian universe) as one without the existential problems of death, illness, and fear of the unknown.
5 Celebrities Who Would Survive the Apocalypse
Have you ever wondered what would happen to celebrities in an apocalypse? No? Well now you have. Welcome to my obscure train of thought. But seriously, when you really think about it, would celebrities be more or less likely to survive than the general population?
This Is One Of The Most Horrifying Creatures In 'Star Wars' Lore
With the Halloween season upon us, our minds turn to the spooky and the macabre as pumpkins become Jack-o-lanterns and children don all manner of costumes to roam the neighborhood in pursuit of a sugar high. The realm of goblins, ghouls, ghosts and gore certainly isn't limited to our planet. We've recently seen what the Marvel universe would look like after being ravaged by a zombie virus from the Quantum Realm and Star Wars got into the holiday spirit with LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales.
Movie Review: 'Dune' Starring Timothee Chalamet
Describing the plot of Dune is complicated. At once it is rich and detailed storytelling and it's deeply complicated to attempt to describe. Director Denis Villeneuve, one of our finest living directors, has crafted a remarkable work of science fiction art and a satisfying blockbuster movie experience with the first part of what is clearly intended to be two movies with lengthy and ambitious stories to be told.
The Seven Realms Series - Should You Read It?
What's Seven Realms In a Nutshell (No Spoilers) The Seven Realms Series takes place in a conventional fantasy world filled with medieval technologies, swordplay, castles, and keep. Written by the author, Cinda William Chima.
I absolutely love science fiction. Trying to imagine what can happen in the far future or even the near future is so inspirational. “Star Trek” and “Aliens” are two of my favorite franchises. Of course, I cannot forget “Back to the Future”, a movie that is all about time travel.
Disney Exec Shares Star Wars' Jam-packed 2022 Roadmap
It is a great time to be a Star Wars fan, wouldn't you agree? The amount of content released over the last few years has been plentiful, and it looks like this trend will continue well into 2022. The Direct recently spoke with one of Lucasfilm executives who shared some information on how the coming year ended up being so jam-packed. Interestingly, it turns out it was not even on purpose.
Dragons: Common Species
What do dragons look like? Where are they found? What are their habits? With so many types of dragons to learn about, a field guide is very useful. Unfortunately, accurate field guides are very rare and very expensive. For this reason, I have compiled the characteristics of three of the most common dragons.
How Would You Survive Without the Internet Today?
How long could you go without all modern forms of communication? 3 minutes? 30 minutes? 3 hours? Well, tens of thousands of us here in South Louisiana have been living through quite an experience - and an experiment in living without perhaps the linchpins of modern life and work - namely reliable cell service and easy access to the Internet.