Cinematic Imagination that Predicted the Future: Science

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Finding a way to control the uncontrollable or uncovering the unknown through science makes a terrific movie plot. The ideas draws the audience in being so far fetched and ethically disturbing. But does fiction stop nonfiction scientific minds? Nope. Here are few movies to prove that in part 2 of Cinematic Imagination that Predicted the Future . Contact (1997) (photo: Jodi Foster in Contact) Set in real time, Ellie Arroway (aka Jodie Foster) listens for radio emissions from space hoping to find evidence of alien life. Spoiler alert: she hears one. A repeating signal sent from Vega 26 light years away. Containing a hidden message leads Arroway to travel through space to meet the aliens… or does she? In reality, radio emissions or fast radio bursts (FRBs) from space is actually a thing. The first recorded FRB appeared in in...
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Cinematic Imagination that Predicted the Future: Technology

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Albert Einstein stated, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." Without imagination, technology, space, medicine, genetics, etc wouldn't advance because we couldn't imagine the possibilities. What good would knowledge be if our imagination didn't allow us to explore it? We share our imagination through stories, art, music, and movies. Attending Comicon and watching the Academy Awards this past weekend made me realize how powerful Mr. Einstein's words are. Multiple movies have inspired and "predicted" the advancement in technology and science dating back to Metropolis in 1927. Which others have gotten it right? Find out in our Cinematic Imagination that Predicted the Future two-part series where we look at technology and science that has turned into reality. Blade Runner (1982) The first Blade Runner , set...
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For the Love of Dogs

For the Love of Dogs
Dogs, what do we love about them? Better question is what don’t we love about them? They’re our most loyal companions who only want to spend time with us. That's probably the reason why when National Dog Day was celebrated last Friday, August 26, social media channels were flooded with pictures of dog owners and their furry friends. As most dog lovers know the love for dogs is unexplainable even when they aren't your own. They warm your heart and make you smile with their quirky personalities. So grab your furry best friend, pop some popcorn, sit back, and these watch dog starring movies you both can appreciate.  Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Homeward Bound is about the grand adventure of two dogs and a cat - I know, we will let it slide - who are desperately trying to...
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