Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Flight Attendance

H. G. Wells wrote The Time Machine in 1895. It’s one of the Ur works of science fiction. Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land dealt with an earthling raised on Mars. Here the speculation had jumped from a mere trip to the prospect of a hypothetical return from the red planet. Quantum physics postulates that a sub atomic particle can exist in two places at the same time, which is, in effect, an example of a one-time fictive ideal becoming a reality. Imaginative inventions, once considered unrealities, now proliferate around the planet all the time. Will there ever be a space vehicle that surpasses the speed of light turning into pure energy (which say propels it through wormholes) before shifting gears and materializing as an interplanetary taxi. Is Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth becoming a possibility? Certainly, there've been journeys to the bottom of the ocean? Using a submersible called the DSV Limiting Factor, Victor Vescovo dove 35,853 dove into the Mariana Trench. It used to be said about sex, "if it's been said it's been done, if it's been done it's been said, but the same thing applies to the wildest machinations of dreamers and writers. Will man ever learn to fly? It’s not out of the realm of possibility that a new generation of Icaruses will one day take lessons at the Y.

read "The Wormhole Society" by Francis Levy, The East Hampton Star

and listen to "Out of Sight" by James Brown

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