By admin on Dec 23, 2009 | In Welcome
2010 . . . hard to believe when I think about. I recently saw the movie "Avatar" twice in 3D (first in the IMAX, then in a more conventional theater) and really really enjoyed it! Although there is a lot of marketing hype already out there, I must recommend it to all.
The thing that struck me as the most interesting was that the animals, plants, and people of Pandora all had neural interfaces to "mentally speak" to each other and to the mother of their planet. Questions come to mind. How did that evolve? Or was it engineered?
This idea is prevalent in many science fiction stories in the form of a group or global mind, a conscious Gaia. An entity which is a collective composite of all the minds of living things and memories of those that have died connected into it. An emergent collective consciousness. You even see it in a darker sense in the Borg of "Star Trek" (by the way another great movie released this year on DVD).
Two other science fiction movies impressed me this year, "District 9" and "Moon".
I would like to also say to those Americans who may not follow "Doctor Who" that you are missing out on a brilliant science fiction television series, give it a try. It has also spun off "Torchwood", which I like as well.
As the year comes to a close I am making a serious effort to create some very new material for this blog and I want to say I really appreciate all of you who read it. Even though I hardly ever hear from you, I know you are out there from the visitation counts (sorry to be so Big Brother, but how else would I know?).
I wish you all the Happiest of Holidays with a Great New Year to come!
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