Brain cancer cases are on the rise and the search for a cure is one of the most pressing undertakings of our generation. We have grown by leaps and bounds in our quest to understand the human brain and how it functions but it is still not enough to answer all our questions. Some of the best sources of information might be the most unlikely ones for as individual we are as our fingerprints, so does the manifestation of the disease and the best defense is access to the latest news and developments. Technology has greatly improved our access to information, through our computers, mobiles and portable computers we have with us each and everyday. On the road, we can get the latest information on diseases other news by simply logging into our preferred sites handing us information where ever, whenever you need it. You get the latest news about just about anything, even as you wait in line for the bus. Need the latest news on just about anything anywhere, then the internet is the place to go, so log on and start searching.
Ok, so this isn’t exactly what you’d call news, but I just had to share this amusing article written in 1961.
Some things slightly ring true, the bit where kids learn from TV (not entirely, but which parent hasn’t bought and educational DVD, CD rom or system like Leapfrog?), indoor swimming pools and tv telephones, juice powders (Tang), tablets for energy and overall healthier people (the eco-friendly organic craze worldwide).
But largely, the article proves to me that scientists really can’t predict the future after all, or we would have floating roofs on our houses by now!
The article was the the July 22 issue of Weekend Magazine (printed where? I have no idea, I doubt it still exists) found on the web in the Pixelmatic website.
Will Life Be Worth Living in 2000 AD?
What sort of life will you be living 39 years from now? Scientists have looked into the future and they can tell you.
It looks as if everything will be so easy that people will probably die from sheer boredom.
You will be whisked around in monorail vehicles at 200 miles an hour and you will think nothing of taking a fortnight’s holiday in outer space.
Your house will probably have air walls, and a floating roof, adjustable to the angle of the sun.
Doors will open automatically, and clothing will be put away by remote control. The heating and cooling systems will be built into the furniture and rugs.
You’ll have a home control room – an electronics centre, where messages will be recorded when you’re away from home. This will play back when you return, and also give you up-to-the minute world news, and transcribe your latest mail.
You’ll have wall-to-wall global TV, an indoor swimming pool, TV-telephones and room-to-room TV. Press a button and you can change the décor of a room.
The status symbol of the year 2000 will be the home computer help, which will help mother tend the children, cook the meals and issue reminders of appointments.
Cooking will be in solar ovens with microwave controls. Garbage will be refrigerated, and pressed into fertiliser pellets.
Food won’t be very different from 1961, but there will be a few new dishes – instant bread, sugar made from sawdust, foodless foods (minus nutritional properties), juice powders and synthetic tea and cocoa. Energy will come in tablet form.
At work, Dad will operate on a 24 hour week. The office will be air-conditioned with stimulating scents and extra oxygen – to give a physical and psychological lift.
Mail and newspapers will be reproduced instantly anywhere in the world by facsimile.
There will be machines doing the work of clerks, shorthand writers and translators. Machines will “talk” to each other.
It will be the age of press-button transportation. Rocket belts will increase a man’s stride to 30 feet, and bus-type helicopters will travel along crowded air skyways. There will be moving plastic-covered pavements, individual hoppicopters, and 200 m.p.h. monorail trains operating in all large cities.
The family car will be soundless, vibrationless and self-propelled thermostatically. The engine will be smaller than a typewriter. Cars will travel overland on an 18 inch air cushion.
Railways will have one central dispatcher, who will control a whole nation’s traffic. Jet trains will be guided by electronic brains.
In commercial transportation, there will be travel at 1000 m.p.h. at a penny a mile. Hypersonic passenger planes, using solid fuels, will reach any part of the world in an hour.
By the year 2020, five per cent of the world’s population will have emigrated into space. Many will have visited the moon and beyond.
Our children will learn from TV, recorders and teaching machines. They will get pills to make them learn faster. We shall be healthier, too. There will be no common colds, cancer, tooth decay or mental illness.
Medically induced growth of amputated limbs will be possible. Rejuvenation will be in the middle stages of research, and people will live, healthily, to 85 or 100.
There’s a lot more besides to make H.G. Wells and George Orwell sound like they’re getting left behind.
And this isn’t science fiction. It’s science fact – futuristic ideas, conceived by imaginative young men, whose crazy-sounding schemes have got the nod from the scientists.
It’s the way they think the world will live in the next century – if there’s any world left!
A lot of criticism has been made with the use of computer graphical enhancements in most movies that we see today, but people are still at awe on how such technology has magnificently complemented movies in the manner to which they have been seen today. Such has been the critics review for the expected movie release of the movie 300. The movie ï¿½300ï¿½ dates back towards the time of Greeceï¿½s medieval times. With the setting based on the early rule of swords, arrows, spears and shields, such excitement has been in the works, especially for people who love a good historical adventure story.
While there have been feedbacks of too much graphical imagery for the movie, the response on the expected release of the movie is still at an all time high. The trailers have been wonderfully done and this is something that has caused excitement to most people, especially the followers from earlier flicks such as ï¿½Gladiatorï¿½ and ï¿½Lord of the Ringsï¿½.
Survivor, Amazing Race and other reality TV shows have obviously become the new resort for most networks to be able to jack up their ratings today. No longer is it a world where the usual TV sitcoms and movie re-runs would be what viewers would look forward to. It has all boiled down to finding something more interesting and catchy for people to be able to enjoy home entertainment without having to know what the actual plot and twist would be.
The twists are different. Having their own way of making the storylines to be indifferent from the usual expected output of these reality shows has really been something that has made TV network ratings skyrocket above the charts. With this new trend, all producers and network bigwigs have tried to make do and create a new concept to help bring their ratings above their competing networks. Just like in business, the key is to be able to find new innovative strategies to make it to the top. Most TV networks have obviously been resorting to it today.
We have all been exposed to the various peaks of job opportunities which started with Information Technology, call center agents and then lately that of nursing and caregivers. The different trends towards emphasizing on the high demand for such jobs has become a yardstick in measuring which among the many job opportunities would be in the limelight.
This early, everything points towards blogging to be the next boom with regards to providing new job opportunities. The notion that this line of work is limited to people with a journalism degree is totally false. With the proper use of grammatical skills, anyone can blog about anything and for anyone if he or she would simply do the steps necessary to be good at it.
There has been a lot of rumors that people have been making money through blogging. Depending on their purpose, article writing and blogging with emphasis on quality content has truly been rising. It would not be surprising if by this year, a lot of people will be blogging and using this as their main source of livelihood.