posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 01:00 AM
About 100 years ago, the automobile was a toy, a rich man's plaything.
Now millions own at least one car.
Perhaps it is little more than Sir Richard's skill at showmanship, but perhaps it is more. Perhaps it is the recognition of the power of an idea, its
manifestation, whose time has finally come.
Watching the movie clip, I was transported back to those marvelous days gone past when my dad was alive and actually working in the aerospace
industry; racing the world to the Moon! I was remembering the Pan Am Clippership from "2001:A Space Odessy", sailing majestically
through velvet black space to the strains of The Blue Danube waltz.
And yes, I'm remembering Star Trek, the original series, cheesy sets and cheesier acting included, but not as important to me as the
Vision being represented; The Future is in Space, and the future can be... Good!
That video, by luck or by design, has brought these memories back to me; and so help me, despite the disappointment and cynicism that life in
these times can engender, I'm having that most wonderful dream again.
I am dreaming of Space. I'm dreaming that I could be a part of that future, again.
Please, let me have my Dream.