posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 07:52 PM
Originally posted by bozzchem
Originally posted by superluminal11
reply to post by bozzchem
"But but but...Movies aren't real", the logical critical thinking people cry out
Really to do truth justice, every film maker should stamp "Based on a true story" on their works.
From the movie Blind Side to Alice in Wonderland. (Based on a true story)
As a parent, I have to continually tell my children that "it's just a movie". However, I find that movies seem to be a foreshadowing of what is to
come. It's just a movie today...many years down the road - who knows?
Movies are a product of the human imagination. A story of fiction is born because a human being imagined it happening. Were they inspired by something
they saw in real life? Most likely. You look at the world, you look at the technology, and then you try to picture the many paths that technology and
our world could head in.
Of course movies and stories of fiction inspire scientists as well. Somebody saw Star Wars as a kid and said to themselves "Why don't we have laser
swords? Let's work on it. Wouldn't that be awesome?" In fact they do have fully-functional laser swords now. You can buy one for a couple thousand
dollars. They're very dangerous, but obtainable.
Kids grow up to be adults, and in their adulthood work toward some of the things they though were magical when they were kids. Who knows, maybe one
day we'll have winged horses. You know some kid somewhere is thinking, "why not?" Next thing you know they grow up to be geneticists, cross-breeding
species or building new creatures from scratch. Maybe 100 or 200 years from now we'll be able to order our very own winged horses.
Will somebody see those winged horses and think "man, those would be great to have for helping me with the crime I want to commit", or maybe they'll
employ geneticists to build them fire-breathing dragons someday. My point is that while many movies are based on fiction, they present us with an
alternate reality. Being who we are, when we like what we see, we try to achieve that reality through science. Almost anything is possible.
Maybe that's why Einstein is quoted as saying that imagination is more important than knowledge. Most of the amazing and incredible things we have
today are all thanks to folks who were able to imagine the possibility of their existence. Thank the writers, artists and dreamers who slowly shape
our world for the better and worse.
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