Der Gerlach

Heute schon gegerlacht?

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My own feeling is that science fiction, of all the different forms of literature, is the one that most easily accepts the notion of change. Things are changing very quickly, and any kid who thinks about it knows that the world in which he or she will be a grown-up — which he or she will be helping to run — will be considerably different from this one. Maybe better, maybe worse, but different. Science fiction explores the future world.

I think more and more young people are beginning to feel that science fiction is the kind of literature that a person interested in reality should be reading.

- Isaac Asimov

A while back, I asked why it is that some science fiction is so good at predicting the future. Far and away, the most common answer was because people who read science fiction are then inspired to make that future a reality.

Asimov knew that.

Check out more from his 1983 interview with Dr. Julius Strangepork in Muppets magazine (yes, seriously) at Brain Pickings.

(via wilwheaton)

What a great way to put sci-fi in perspective!

(Source: jtotheizzoe, via wilwheaton)

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“Today 780 million people lack access to drinking water. By 2030 nearly half the world’s population will inhabit areas of ‘high water stress.’ In Central Asia the lack of the precious resource not only traps people in situations of dire need and sanitary hazard; it also foreshadows the rise of “water wars”—cross-border skirmishes over access to water that aggravate ecological strife and give it sharp political overtones.”

Fyodor Savintsev’s photos of Kyrgyzstan foreshadow water conflicts to come in Central Asia. SEE MORE.

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Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 — 5 December 2013) | image

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
-Nelson Mandela

cjwho:

Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 — 5 December 2013) | image

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
-Nelson Mandela

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Socially Critical Illustrations | Pawel Kuczynski | We and The Color

Critical Illustrations. Pawel Kuczynski is an artist and illustrator from Poland. He is well known for his style and his socially critical illustrations. His work deals with the issues of our time. He satirically illustrates political, economic, financial, or social time events. Below you can find a small selection of Pawel Kuczynski’s illustrations. Enjoy it!

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