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A thought [Nov. 9th, 2005|09:51 pm]
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Back in the olden days (think: 1970s here), when I first started reading science fiction, lasers were the sort of things starship troopers carried around instead of shotguns, Ugly Aliens for the zapping of.

Today, thirty years later, lasers are commonplace. So what have they replaced? The shotgun? No. They've replaced the gramophone needle. Because people are more interested in enjoying creative works more efficiently than they are with zapping aliens more efficiently.

It's times like this I think that our species has just a vague chance of actually muddling through without wiping ourselves out.

[User Picture]From: aeb
2005-11-09 09:02 am (UTC)
{Chuckle, SMILE}

It is a distinct improvement, isn't it? {REALLY BIG GRIN, HUMONGOUS GRIN}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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[User Picture]From: quaxo9
2005-11-09 12:33 pm (UTC)
Great point. I hadn't thought of that one before. I tend not to have much faith in the human race, so anything positive is always a boon.
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[User Picture]From: paradisacorbasi
2005-11-09 01:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you. After the negative thought my night ended on, it's nice to wake on a positive one.
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[User Picture]From: kinkytinky
2005-11-09 02:11 pm (UTC)
Interesting way of thinking.
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[User Picture]From: drealkulit
2005-11-09 10:50 pm (UTC)
Dave...? Have you been sniffing motor oil again? ;)
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