Top 5 Most Cutting Edge/Handy Inventions Inspired by Science Fiction and It’s Affect on Society

Abstract

Believe it or not, it is a proven fact that Science Fiction has played a HUGE role in¬†most of the everyday goods that are present to us. Despite how much we take these things for granted, motivation and determination both come from the inspiration of something. Besides the theory of the big bang theory, nothing just invents itself. We see things that some of us consider to be possible to make but impossible to others. Something inside of us gives us the strength, the will and the confidence to create something innovative. The world is constantly changing as we speak when it comes to new things being invented. Just look at how the world was in 1995 compared to now. Feels like we live in the future. That phone you got in your pocket, inspired by science fiction. The taser’s that our cops are using whether its necessary or not, inspired by science fiction. That’s just some of them.

There have been a bunch of sources, where these geniuses have got there inspiration from. Some of these people got them from books, movies, tv shows and some just from what they see with their own eyes.¬†The creators of these inventions were all brave enough to try, to accept failure over and over and not afraid to think outside the box. All of these inventions have had a huge affect on our society as a whole. Many people now of days can’t even imagine a world without the internet or their phones. Well, there was a time where people¬†didn’t have ANY of that. A lot of people say that these inventions have made the world smaller, some say otherwise. Whether or not they’re opinions are valid, it still had an affect on the society. ¬†There are a bunch of inventions that were inspired by science fiction, not just the internet and phones. ¬†So there fore, this project will show you the Top 5 Most Cutting Edge/Handy Inventions inspired by Science Fiction AND it’s affect on the world!

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Aarons Abstract

Believe it or not, it is a proven fact that Science Fiction has played a HUGE role in¬†most of the everyday goods that are present to us. Despite how much we take these things for granted, motivation and determination both come from the inspiration of something. Besides the theory of the big bang theory, nothing just invents itself. We see things that some of us consider to be possible to make but impossible to others. Something inside of us gives us the strength, the will and the confidence to create something innovative. The world is constantly changing as we speak when it comes to new things being invented. Just look at how the world was in 1995 compared to now. Feels like we live in the future. That phone you got in your pocket, inspired by science fiction. The taser’s that our cops are using whether its necessary or not, inspired by science fiction. That’s just some of them.

There have been a bunch of sources, where these geniuses have got there inspiration from. Some of these people got them from books, movies, tv shows and some just from what they see with their own eyes.¬†The creators of these inventions were all brave enough to try, to accept failure over and over and not afraid to think outside the box. All of these inventions have had a huge affect on our society as a whole. Many people now of days can’t even imagine a world without the internet or their phones. Well, there was a time where people¬†didn’t have ANY of that. A lot of people say that these inventions have made the world smaller, some say otherwise. Whether or not they’re opinions are valid, it still had an affect on the society. ¬†There are a bunch of inventions that were inspired by science fiction, not just the internet and phones. ¬†So there fore, this project will show you the Top 5 Most Cutting Edge/Handy Inventions inspired by Science Fiction AND it’s affect on the world!

inspiration

For as long as science fiction has existed, there has been thousands of different innovations and cool gadgets that have been shown to us. There have been a bunch of ones that if we would’ve saw them in the movie theater hundreds of years ago, we would have been like “Imagine that in real life!” or, “Pshhh, that would probably never happen.” A lot of those gadgets that we saw in those films or read in those books, actually came to life today.

I would sit here and say that we actually live in the future with all this technology that we have‚Ķ but they said that 20 years ago. Who knows, maybe in 20 years ago we’d be laughing at iPhones or any other technology that we use today. The future is never ending, but I will talk about all the inventions that have been inspired by science fiction and how it has affected society.

 

Woman on the Edge of Her Life

Ahhh, it’s finally over. Connie Connie Connie, what can I say? When we first meet Connie, she is a very nice, clean and “normal” girl out of NYC. She had plans of going to college, and she’s just trying to live while dealing with some problems. She was on welfare, a kid who was taken from her and no job. Well, she ended up in a mental institution. YIPEE, how exciting and better that was for her. In all honesty, this book was a bit gloomy to read just learning more and more about Connie and her issues. Although, throughout the book she did became stronger which made the book more interesting. (Again, for me the pages are a bit different.)

“You’re doing much better, Now you want to get better.” (Piercy 338) Then the famous quote by Connie , “Im at war. No more fantasies, no more hopes, War.” (Piercy 338) That quote was made me super happy because It’s not in a movie where the underdog just never gives up and they say that one thing that just makes you go YEAH! You just feel great for them and you want everything to end up into a happy ending. She even ends up going up against the people who may have changed her, for the good or better, the doctors. I guess it was her enemies because she put poison in there coffee which was interesting. She really doesn’t want to obtain the fact that she in the position she’s in.

I nice¬†to see the main character who at first was nothing but some one who’s dirty, uncaring for them self, nasty and a disgrace to someone who is brave, smarter and strong! Towards the ending chapters, we see that Connie and Sybil are planning to escape. Sybil then starts to see something in her eyes. A bit a anger but Connie doesn’t want to tell Sybil what she has planned other then she’s fighting a war. She then calls up Luciente for the last time, and Luciente ends up telling her that the war that had happened could’ve just happened in her brain.

Also, I mean in a way I kind of didn’t get too happy that she wanted to kill the doctors because in a way that was they’re job’s you know? They even told her that they’re only trying to help her and get her to become “normal” again. Who know’s how she would’ve ended up if she never would’ve got the operation in the first place. Maybe it helped her maybe it didn’t. I think it helped her to be honest.

“I am not sorry, she though, her heart pounding terribly, and she sat on her bed, waiting.” The last quote I read (Piercy 376). I still felt a bit confused after reading this book as in I don’t really know how I feel about it. I have mixed reviews about it. It’ s weird book, boring for the most part but very interesting. Great “science fiction” book ! ūüôā

 

Hmmm

I BARELY have any ideas yet on what I want to do for this project, and it’s bothering the HELL out of me. I just can’t seem to think of¬†the right thing .. Any one have any topics or suggestions I can lead on too? Other then just “science fiction” haha.

Hmmm, interesting.

First off, let me start off by saying that for some reason my book is different then all of yours. It’s weird because it’s the same model and everything but with a different font and the pages are all off. For example, for me Chapter 11 starts on page 216, not sure if its the same for you guys but yeah hang in there with me. Anyways,

These chapters have definitely grabbed my attention a lot more then the other chapters. It’s just more intriguing and captivating. We’ve got different wards, we’ve got Connie trying to escape, Skip changing and just a lot going on. “We’re struggling to exist.” (Piercy 197, for me) a quote by Luciente that really stood out to me. What exactly is he/she trying to say? Is the future world that they’re in really not real? It made me think a lot. Then they had the whole demonstration thing with Alice which she was not happy about. In fact she mentions “Motherfucker, you let me up! I ain’t no guinea pig!” (Piercy 203, for me). But chapter 11, and beyond is what really got me into the story. Dolly, ohhh Dolly. How are you just going to give Connie a lousy 10 bucks? I mean she gave the lady at the desk 30, but for her to have, just 10? Atleast she gave her some clothes though but come on. Connie is all messed up in this, she probably needs more then that. I’m sure she has plenty of money with from new white pimp. She doesn’t really help, and she ends up asking Luciente for help and she/she says that the past can’t be interfered. Which I don’t really understand because I can never really tell whether the whole thing is real or not. Are those people even real? Is what Connie seeing even happening? Like what does Luciente mean she says she can’t interfere with the past. If Connie can go in the future then‚Ķ I don’t know. Then the whole fight with Connie and Sybil seemed pretty cool. I like when I read some action after reading a bunch of depressed stuff. Now Connie finally grew some balls and decides to escape, I like that!

The rest of the chapters really engage me into it. Especially in Chapter 12, how Connie summons Luciente. Which I find so weird. That really shows the science fiction part of this book. She can just summon a person as if it were a yugioh card. Then she used another yugioh card (joking) to summon Dawn who reminds her of her daughter. I wish I could just bring people up whenever I miss them. Another interesting thing that I spotted was when Luciente mentions “They know I’m not real.” (Piercy 247, for me). I find that interesting because how can someone that isn’t necessarily real know that it isn’t real. How can the other people know that he/she even is real or not? Pretty weird. The ending was a nice twist when Connie¬†ends up getting caught without identification and ends up back on her ward. What a shame, after all the pain she went through. I started to see a bright light for her.

“I want to get back into my life.” Said Connie (Piercy 262, for me). Connie is really trying to change. They told her that the only way she can change is if she stays because they are only trying to help her. “We went you to function again, but without risk of committing those out-of-control acts.” (Piercy 262, for me). Connie is desperate after seeing the way Skip changed for the better. Then we really start seeing the whole theme of Technology vs Man again. The doctors really relied on science. They tested on Skip as if he were a lab animal and it apparently failed. We see that Skip had been doing so good that they let him go home to his parents to see how he did in the real world. I read a quote that made me think about what¬†the doctors thought about right away,¬†‚ÄúSunday morning early, Skip had slit his throat with an electric knife in the kitchen of his parents home” nothing but pure sadness from failure. Similar to what Jonathon had said, that Skip was nothing more to the doctors then a baffle.

These chapters were really interesting to me because it really showed how the future might actually be real after all. If that’s the case then how can she be summing people¬†from the future. It’s confusing though but I look forward to reading the rest to figure this all out.

 

 

 

 

Ehhhhhh

This book is ehhhhh to me . After trying my hardest to really get into it , I couldnt really find my self caring anout it . I don’t know what it is but the book jus manages to suck me in and get me engaged and interested then it starts to really drag and talk about other things that are just so boring or unimportant. The time travel thing is annoying too because it confused me. For chapter 5, which is a bit shorter then every other chapter , it’s jus basically about how cats can talk and Connie talks to one of them. Then she meets Bee who reminds her of Claud who was her lover who died. Then it talks about her Daughter ¬†and the feelings with Luciente ended and she just ends up back to herself crying.

The next chapter we see a bit more of the ward. A new one. The drugs they were giving Connie just made her feel more useless and tired. We see more of an understanding of her and Claud and how he died after jail. Whenever she is drugged she goes into the future and sees Luciente (which is annoying). She sees Bee and it reminds her of Claud again but this time she meets Innocente. The kid goes into the woods and tries to live on its own . Pretty interesting because that’s something she hasn’t really seen. Its pretty insane to let a kid out all alone like that and Connie feels the same. We then see how the kids have not one but 3 mothers and Connie starts talking all crazy about how she feels like 3 people sometimes. Those drugs must be great! She feels like each person have a different task in life whoch is pretty cool and weird. Then out of no where she gets disconnected with the future and ends up all dillusional.

Jackrabbit, what a name. Anyways, Now Luciente takes her back to his time. She feels better now though because she feels like she’s more known now and she’s being taught¬†more of the civilization. As the chapter goes on (which was pretty eh), we start to see that Connie notices a girl that reminds her of her own seed. Angelina. She gets all sad because she hasn’t seen her daughter in so long since she was taken from her. She starts feeling as if the Luciente bond is beginning to get more distant and she just wants the girl to live in that world. She wants that because she thinks it is perfect for her. I dont know it jus all seems so weird because I feel like in her head she’s just drawing out ejat she always wanted to happen in her life .

Fast forward more towards the ending chapter, we see how Connie finds out about a new doctor who observed them. She is being moved with other people. Dolly finally left Geraldo and is with a. new man who takes care of her daughter Nita. After she was told that she’ll get visited by her on the¬†weekend, Connie finds out Luciente is about to have a gathering or a party¬†of some sort. We learn how the community is forming¬†together. Later on Connie ends up having sex with Bee. Haha , I knew this was coming . She kept on thinking he was Claud. Its like in the cartoons when you’re hungry and you see someone but you invision them as steak or something. She then lets us know how freedom is the best thing like okay , dirty. Finally, she ends up back at the asylum as usually and Dolly never showed up.

The book is good dont get me wrong. It¬†definately something I’ve never read before like seriously. It really drags you into the book and makes see yourself there. It has a good effect on your imagination. Its fun, it just need

 

 

Vintage NYC

I don’t know where to start but okay, I’m not going to sit here and type a whole summary for each chapter we had to read but I did read them all. After reading the first chapter, “Im scared. He punched me in the belly, hard.” Mira, is there blood in my panties?” You can tell right away that there’s going to be a bunch of spanish words through out and hispanic references. I’m not going to lie, I went on google for a spanish dictionary because yeah I’m hispanic myself but I suck at speaking it or understanding it. ¬†I like how it takes place in New York city though and for someone who has parents who are very old school and told me a bunch of stories from the 70’s, all of it is true. There was¬†a bunch of prostitution, drugs and the whole culture was just different. As for the the story, I thought it was interesting right away, with a graphic beginning with Dolly coming in Connie’s home all bloodied up. The fact that her pimp Geraldo really wants to kill the baby is pretty crazy. She already has kids with the guy. Geraldo seems like a real jerk too. He even tells her ” Woman, so many men been into you, it could have a whole subway car of daddies.” Thats harsh. Seems like the first part of the chapter focused more on Dolly then Connie and the ending shifted towards Connie and her going into a mental asylum.

It’s kind of true on what Chris said about the first couple chapters. I don’t know what it is about them but, It just took me a while to read them. It’s like it goes through one ear and out the other. I had to keep reading it over to really understand what was going on. Who know’s, maybe it’s a personal problem or maybe it’s the spanish words? I don’t know but nonetheless, it gets more interesting as the story goes on. Kind of like what Jonathon said, Connie talks about the subway’s and the stops like Essex St/Delancy street and the work she does for a CUNY school really make me feel like I’m there. I go to essex street all the time when I head to school and I go to a CUNY (of course we all know that). As for the dream that she has when she meets Luciente is really weird because it confused me. I had to keep reading it to understand it was a dream because she talks about meeting him on the streets. Then we find out about the whole child abuse thing and how her daughter Angelina was taken from her. She’s all messed up.

The last two chapters were really interesting because we finally get some science fiction involved! Connie is really drugged up and every time she seems to be alone, she ends up meeting with Luciente. He takes her to his own world. Its really interesting how different this world is. He tells Connie “We live among our family”,¬†and later on Luciente is asked if he has children and he mentions how he has two and he is a kid binder meaning he is the mother to everyone’s kid. It’s really weird and different. Then Connie just ends up waking up still miserable and all alone. In the 4th chapter,¬†its a bit¬†more clear¬†and Connie talks about how the hospital actually has men in her part. She was moved to the ward G2. Plus, Connie finds it wonderful how¬†she was moved down because she feels like she’s closer to finding a way out.

It’s a very interesting novel to say the least. I’ve spent a lot of time within my spring break to read this book and it’s not too bad. You really need to dig deep in it and try not to think of it as homework and you will enjoy it. If you have the mentality that you’e only reading it because you have too, then you probably won’t enjoy it. I try to get into the book and really highlight key moments. Hopefully, the rest is more interesting and exciting.

 

Population Overload

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This was probably my third time coming to MoMA. All the times going were because it was required for school, but after this exhibit visit I might actually go again for¬†fun. Not only did I just visit this exhibit but I checked out the entered building pretty much. There’s so much history and cool things to view. Especially on the 6th floor where they had a bunch of cool paintings!

As far as this exhibit, it was was very interesting. This specific exhibit is something that EVERYONE should see. It should be free for everyone because this can grow on to be a huge issue for the WORLD not just New York. Over population is extremely important to know about. As soon as you walk in, you see the population of the popular areas¬†such as New York, Asia, Africa, etc. It’s pretty mind blowing to know that there are so many people on this earth and it’s only going to grow. New York has a bit more then 7 million people! If I’m not mistaken, it stated that by 2030 New York’s population is going to increase by 3 million and that just means more land and resources need to be used. That can lead to a bunch of more problems that already exist, like more pollution, price increases, and more homeless people.

On the other side, they actually had a video that was playing talking about the rent increasing, the miscommunication between the landlords and the city, lack of shelters and more. There was one statistic that really stood out to me and that was that 1 out of 4 children in New York live in poverty. That is just so sad. I’m blessed to say that I wasn’t one of those kids but I just feel for those kids. Who want’s to live like that? It isn’t fun. One other statistic that also stood out to me was that there are 389,100 millionaires out of 7 mil in New ¬†York. If you do the math, that is approximately 18.5 % of New Yorkers are millionaires. That’s a pretty large number! Makes me think of the quote, “If you can make it here, you can make it any where.”

Like what Surge mentioned in his post about this, I honestly don’t know what this exhibit has to do with the material we’ve been working with so far in class. I guess you can say it has a bit to do with how crowded and over populated Bladerunner was by what we saw. It definitely isn’t similar to The Machine Stops because it doesn’t talk about a machine that we basically worship. Plus, in The Machine Stops every one is isolated. That’s not the case in this exhibit. Also, in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep there’s a bounty hunter, a bunch of androids and a religion. That is no where to be seen in this exhibit. As for relating this visit to our works, I can’t really see too much of a connection other then Bladerunner. Nonetheless, this was a very fun and interesting visit and I encourage everyone to visit it!

 

 

 

4, 5 How to stay alive

Well I have just seen Bladerunner for the first time. Whew, what a weird movie. This film is definitely one like no other. It’s a lot different then any other film i’ve ever seen. Yet very interesting. I’ve read the book first so it really helps a lot because you already get the idea about what’s going on or whats going to happen next. Obviously not everything is the same for example, they don’t call them Androids or Andy’s like they do in “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”, they call them Replicants. Also¬†how the city is so crowded but in the book they seem so isolated.

I think if i would’ve saw the movie before reading the book , I probably would have enjoyed it more. I would’ve been more into it and more surprised at the things that happened, but the fact that I read the book already makes it boring. Nonetheless, the movie was pretty good but there are some questions that came to my mind. Like, why do I feel like the movie is just a love story between Rick and Rachael? In the book it was more too it then that. Also , I really like how the movie showed more passion within the people on what is it to really be human.

The scene where Rick shoots¬†the girl in the back is where I said to my self , okay now he’s really feeling for Rachael. Plus, at 33:37 , there was a pretty sad scene where Rick tells Rachael that she isn’t a replicant and that he made a bad joke. She starts to tear because he says that she has no real memories and¬†they are just implants. He really starts to feel bad that he said that. He also states that Replicants aren’t suppose to have feelings and that they had photos because maybe they were like Rachael and needed memories.

Even in the scene where Leon tries to kill Rick which was pretty interesting to me. Leon asks Rick, “how many years I got” and Rick answers with 4. That’s when he started going bananas and tries to kill him while out of no where Rachael shoots Leon in the back of the head (which by the way the sound effects and the way it looked was pretty cheap)! Rachael¬†must really care for Rick.

As for Pris, she’s just a nutcase. She has all this make up and what not on her face looking like the Joker or Robin and acts so weird towards Sebastian. The scene where Rick kills Pris was so sick and frightening for me. She just starts to go crazy like a dead fish out of water and really creeps me out. She was always a bit of a creep by the way she acted and looked anyways so good for her.

I love the Roy Baty character. Especially in the movie because they really show his passion. He was like the only one that wanted more life. The scene where Roy meets Tyrell and tells him “I want more life, fucker” was so great. It was very intense and the fact that he really took his eyes out was pretty sick but awesome. As for the ending, where Roy is trying to kill Rick and says “4, 5 how to stay alive”, it was pretty awesome. That was a lot of action where I didn’t really get from reading the book. I prefer the visual side of things. I disliked Roy until I started feeling bad him when he tried to save Rick. Which was a sick little twist that I wish happened in the book. The way that the book ended was like how we all discussed, a disappointment. I got the same feeling after watching the movie because it ended with just Rick and Rachael leaving you confused on to what happened after.