World Science Fiction Society. Проверено 7 сентября 2014. ↑ 1964 Hugo Awards (англ.). World Science Fiction Society. Проверено 9 сентября 2014. Sci - Fi — серебряные ракеты юности Сперва, конечно, я прочёл «Ральф 124C 41+» Хуго Гернсбека, издание 1964 года — наивную.
Sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov predicted the world of 2014 in 1964: here's what he got wrong. Predictions made by the writer 50 years ago have been whizzing around the internet, but that doesn't mean Asimov was right about everything. Isaac Asimov was undoubtedly one of the greatest science fiction authors of the last century, and – like science fiction authors today – his skill at imagining the future led to him making predictions about what the world would look like after his death. Recently unearthed by the eclectic and enlightening Open Culture blog. an article written by Asimov for the New York Times in 1964 imagines what planet Earth will be like fifty years in the future, in 2014. However, whilst Asimov’s piece has received a lot of attention on the internet recently, it’s unfair to say that he was entirely accurate.
Asimov was writing on the occasion of the 1964 World Fair – cheerfully dedicated to “Man's Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe” - and his thoughts are full of what he perceptively identifies as his own “buoyant hope”. With the scare of the Cuban Missile Crisis just two years past (Asimov hopes that "the missiles slumber eternally on their pads") it's hard to blame him. Some of his ideas are spot-on (for example he sees Skype and video-calls coming a long way off, predicting that "communications will become sight-sound and you will see as well as hear the person you telephone") but reading over the piece is a fine reminder that future technology will always confound completely acccurate prediction:.
“Men will continue to withdraw from nature in order to create an environment that will suit them better”. This prediction depends on how exactly you want to interpret humanity’s ‘withdrawal’ from nature. Asimov was referring to a world in which it was fairly common for humans to live underground, in environment-controlled dwellings where windows have been replaced by glowing ceilings and walls and “electroluminescent panels”. Although this sort of technology certainly exists (recent innovations have included carpets with LEDs woven into the fabric and multi-coloured lightbulbs that link to your smartphone) modern society still values the natural world highly.
New Worlds for Old, 1953; Science Fiction Carnival, 1953; Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales, 1963; Venture Science Fiction 9, 1964; The Unfriendly Future, 1965.
Энциклопедия фантастики scifi.spb.ru · Указатель Cб. "Странная научная фантастика" [Odd Science Fiction ] ( 1964; др. - "Ужас с холмов" [The Horror. After the abundance of sci - fi films at the end of the 50s, the scarcity of sci - fi releases in the early 60s felt like a drought. 1964 was the year things.
Indeed, for some sections of society our technology world has made outdoor pursuits even more prized for their ‘authenticity’ whilst we buy gadgets like alarm clocks that mimic sunrises to specifically recreate the benefits of the natural world we feel we have lost. However, if you think that the omnipresecent screens of modern life - always tempting us with news, entertainment and tidbits from our friends - have made us “withdraw” from nature, then you still might chalk this one up as a win for Asimov. Screen gaze: does this count as a 'withdrawl from nature'. “Robots will neither be common nor very good in 2014, but they will be in existence.
One of the many types of Boston Dynamic robot bought by Google in 2013. “Much effort will be put into the designing of vehicles with "Robot-brains” - vehicles that can be set for particular destinations and that will then proceed there without interference by the slow reflexes of a human driver. You might not be plugging directions into your GoogleCar for the morning commute, you might soon be stepping into a driverless pod to power you round Milton Keynes.