Science fiction

@afreddy (182)
India
April 2, 2007 2:39pm CST
How many of you are fans of science fiction? I for one am a fan. I beleive Science Fiction is responsible for most of the inventions today. It is science fiction that dreams of the concepts that are researched and then invented. We have so many examples with us. Laser rays, infra red vision, space travel, invisibility cloaks, vehicles that run on water, anti gravity, computer chips in humans, cloning...and I could go on and on. What do you think will be the next that SCI FI gives the world?
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10 responses
• Canada
3 Apr 07
I enjoy reading science fiction above all other genres. But I usually read the 'space opera' type novels, like Dune or the Culture novels of Iain M Banks. These books are set so far in the future, that the author doesn't really need to research anything... even the physics. It will be several millenia before mankind is building Orbitals and Dyson Spheres! On another note, I read the Mars series by Kim Stanley Robinson. One of his concepts was a space elevator tens of thousands of kilometers long, anchored to a planet. Cargo would ride up the elevator into orbit, thus eliminating costly rockets. What makes this really interesting right now is that there is an X-Prize worth $10 million dollars to the first group that can produce a proof of concept prototype for just this sort of thing! It is possible that there would be a space elevator on Earth within the next 30 years!
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
2 Apr 07
"What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." If one would go back and read vintage science fiction materials, you will realize how many things that were once considered exclusive to the realm of fiction has become daily reality for us. I believe in the quote that I have written on top. Science fiction is man's power of imagination in action. I'm sure our prolific writers will inspire future inventions and discoveries or our collective psyche will make it happen. I think space travel will be the next major invention. The science of flight will take a major leap in the near distant future. It's almost written in the stars, or shall I say, in the pages, of science fiction. LOL!
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
6 Apr 07
Thanks for choosing my answer as best response.
@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
4 Apr 07
No idea what'll be next but I'm a fan of the genre.
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• Hong Kong
3 Apr 07
ya,great! I am a fan of science fiction. I have collected many articles and news on science fiction, also many movies!! I am very intersted in the time travel, time machine, and all of the fictions related time! Time is a so myterious thing! maybe when we human beings discover the secret behind time, our lives would have an absolutely amazing change. I always think about what would happen when we know what time is, really out of my imagination! I have a blog on science fictions, and there are many articles I have collected online, and also some introductions about many wonderful movies, mainly on the time travel. But my blog is in Chinese, otherwise I would like to give you the link of my blog. Have a great day!
@iamcrazy (32)
• India
3 Apr 07
I too enjoy reading science fictions. My favourite is Jule verne. He predicted all the inventions of 20th century in his 19th century novels. Twenty thousand leagues under the water is one great novel. And also a journey to the center of the earth.
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@usama46 (863)
• Pakistan
3 Apr 07
i am great fan of it i love to watch science fiction movies and deocomantray.
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• Singapore
3 Apr 07
I am into science fiction too. I much prefer fantasy though. It is rare to find me without a book. :P
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@CatNPK (461)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I used to read a lot more of it when I was a kid than I do now. I always loved reading Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov.
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@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
2 Apr 07
I don't think Sci-Fi is responsible for the inventions you mentioned, but rather that they predicted it. Research into most of those things were already in existence, then sci-fi explained how such things would be used in real life and vola science found a way to do it. Sci-Fi engages the imagination and allows us to think of what the future may hold.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
I agree. I love science fiction. But, not always the real hard core kind with blood and gore. Otherwise, I feel that it's a great way to express oneself. A lot of sci-fi writers are well versed on the latest scientific advancements, so some of the things they write about are often on the verge or being invented or mass-marketed.
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