Here it is, the day before the arrival of 2010. I have been watching DVDs of Space 1999, recently saw 2001 and have been thinking about watching 2010 again. Interestingly enough, all those shows and movies seem to have been way off in so many ways. No Moonbase and no Hal 9000 (but we do have Droid). That is one problem that science fiction faces when tomorrow becomes yesterday.
But, the world is supposed to end in 2012, so perhaps we will only have a short while to gripe about the lack of a moonbase and intelligent, homicidal PCs (though no doubt Google is working on both of these…so keep your eye on the Droids). Of course, the 2012 prediction is based on the Mayan calender taking 2012 to be the end of a cycle. Thinking this is the end of the world is a bit like thinking that the world will end on December 31, 2009 because that is when this year’s calender ends.
In any case, have a Happy New Year.