News of the Future ~ “You are my density”.

| September 2, 2014 | 3 Comments 

With Back to the Future, reaching a significant year in 2015, it is timely to mention the quirky site that is News of the Future.

Who needs a Delorean time machine when you can link to future news?  Oil at $180 a barrel, Talking search engines, First Marathon Under Two Hours, and Euro Banknotes Invalid by Friday It raises some fascinating questions, like Can Paralyzed People Walk in the Future?

Even some of the advert banners are mock ups of future possibilities: “Beam Yourself Around the World with Telebeamer!” There are some serious sides to the site. An example: a section on AIDS offers some sobering thoughts.

The way the site looks back at “past events” from these days, offers a good insight into how reporting can present/misrepresent “facts” too. In the words of Marty McFly: “Well, history is gonna change”

Who knows what might happen, but “If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything”.

Category: 2) Useful n Interesting

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  1. I was 11 when the film was released and it took over my life at that point! “1.21 Gigawatts!!!!”

    Such and amazing series of films and it was only 2 years ago that I sat down with my wife (who had never watched the films) and watched them together.

    As far as the link, what an interesting find! I’ll be looking in more detail later today.

  2. blog says:

    All three films have so many links, sub plots, references to tiny incidents in a previous film… that they are far more complex and developed than they are often given credit for.
    Dr. Brown, I brought this note back from the future and now it’s erased.
    Of course its erased
    But what does that mean?
    It means your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one.

    See you in the future Dave

  3. Neil Brown says:

    Love news of the future! What an interesting way for engaging people in writing the news, will be sharing with my literacy coordinator wife! Cheers Tim!

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