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Old 2017-10-03 , 09:15
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It's really interesting to see the wider opinions at times........... there is a particular type of old school present, sci-fi lovers in their late 40's to 70's who seem to have remarkably similar ideas about what's still good filmmaking .............Long may it continue, and long may alternative interests do the same.
Fully agree, B.
We are a diverse bunch; but we have a remarkably similar view on good cinema

On a PKD roll, as part of my build-up to Friday; watched Minority Report last night. It still looks fresh and modern after 15-years.

Some of the future tech shown now exists! Swarms of autonomous drones that talk to each other, for example. That's what the spider robots are. That's Sci-Fi for you!
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Old 2017-10-03 , 10:12
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Some of the future tech shown now exists! Swarms of autonomous drones that talk to each other, for example. That's what the spider robots are. That's Sci-Fi for you!
There are quite a few things that science fiction has predicted and that we have today, sometimes even surpassing what was expected e.g cellphones, tablets, the Internet, industrial robots, GPS, electric cars, and credit cards. Of course, a lot of things haven't come to pass as it is a little bit a case of make enough predictions and some are bound to come true, but it's interesting nonetheless.
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One prediction that's been in sci-fi for decades is flying cars. Now that is going to take a very long time still. Self driving cars are closer to reality than flying cars
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There's also those concepts that we can only hope won't ever come true, such as our moon being hollow and that's actually an old spaceship for long-lurking nasties...
(Apparently it has a hollow sound if struck... that despite there being no air in space )

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electric cars
That one may be more of a myth - in one of the Jay Leno's Garage episodes he reveals that the electric car was actually invented and used near the beginning, and there were also steam cars.


Back to Blade Runner for a mo, interesting timing with the new Oscar Pistorius movie and him being referred to as the killer Blade Runner
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Old 2017-10-03 , 10:36
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Haha. I see what you mean
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Anyone see the short news insert about a new sport? All about racing drones through an obstacle course! The speeds at which these drone were moving is astounding. All an observer can see is the little "miggie" light moving at incredible speeds.
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Anyone see the short news insert about a new sport? All about racing drones through an obstacle course! The speeds at which these drone were moving is astounding. All an observer can see is the little "miggie" light moving at incredible speeds.
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Interesting! That will get a wider audience for Ginx TV

@MC, we're going to need Slo Mo to work better.
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Old 2017-10-03 , 11:59
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Very interesting. Never heard of this before.
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Old 2017-10-03 , 12:03
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Interesting! That will get a wider audience for Ginx TV

@MC, we're going to need Slo Mo to work better.
How slomo works on the Explora has always baffled me, who was responsible for that decision?

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