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Watch Out Burton, I Lived on the Moon!

What is quite possibly one of the best modern music videos, “I Lived on the Moon”, is certainly one of the most stunningly captivating pieces of musical entertainment ever to be visualized. “I Lived on the Moon” is a lucid step into the world of

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My New favorite Artist: Asa

So, I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon this awesome gem, but I’m glad I did. Asa (pronounced Asha) is a Nigerian born singer/songwriter/musician, who tembre is reminiscent of Bob Marley. Which is probably why I was so drawn to her. I really don’t

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Reflecting on Wood?

My last entry entailed a journey into the depths of the science fiction world and came out on top of a haystack of modern realities. Something I overlooked on my idea of self-prophesying technological advancements as a societal whole is the natural ability for the

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Reflecting on Liquid Crystals

Many believe that authors and storytellers of the past have predicted what the future will be like, years, decades,even centuries later. Although this may be true to some extent, I believe the future lies in the hands of the creative few that speak on the whims of their imaginations.

I realized this concept to be more or less true throughout many nostalgic moments watching old science-fiction movies, such as The Running Man or THX 1138, and seeing the ideas for futuristic gadgetry.

This concept is not only distinguished in the 80’s nor is it only applicable to bulbous flat screen TVs. Depictions of the material future are seen in many modern films such as I-Robot, The Island, and Wall-E (although I would argue this is more of a simple analysis based on the new lethargic nature caused by computers). Holographic three-dimensional images, flying cars, touch screen newspapers, are all things of the…now. Maybe not quite…yet, but this brings me to my really cool gadget of the week.