Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What's the Point of Fiction?

Besides callipygian women, of course...
 Fiction (Or Science Fiction) puts forth ideas which can be imagined but may not yet be possible.
 Who could have imagined a phone which required no land line?
Who would have thought that the products imagined as being futuristic in Wim Wedder's Until the End of the World would today be commonplace?


Anonymous said...

Wow, that's right! The Dick Tracy wristwatch phone! I'd forgotten about that!!! :))

I haven't seen that movie though...so what were the gadgets?

Anonymous said...

Callipygian, learnt something new today ;)

Brohammas said...

Fiction is the fruit of and fuel to imagination. No imagination is horrible.

John Kurman said...

Every battle plan is perfect, until it makes first contact with the enemy.

The purpose of fiction is examining the effects of perfect planning,

uglyblackjohn said...

@ Da'Flower - I just remember thinking that gadgets looked so futuristic when I first watched it years ago - now the same gadgets exist.

@ brohammas and JK - Is dreaming the same thing as fiction?