Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Help me end Spacism™

I call it Spacism™. (n.) (spay-sissum): The irrational hatred and discrimination against all things related to science theory in the form of entertainment.
And you are probably a SPACIST™.

If you think Star Trek is stupid, but don't realize you owe your mobile phone to an idea created there, you're a spacist.
It was called the "Communicator." And it flipped open.

If you think Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy was nonsense, but love your Electronic Reader and your "Babel Fish Translator" (from which the word came), you're a spacist.

If you use anything that uses an orbiting satellite for communication, thank Arthur C. Clarke. He's the guy that wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey, where an artificially intelligent computer...never mind. A spacist wouldn't get it.

A spacist doesn't care that H.G. Wells thought up the DVD player nearly a century ago. Without him those two dvd-ladies in the hall would be broke.

Jules Verne's book "From the Earth to the Moon" was the first on the subject. Not only that, his calculations in order to make it happen are surprisingly close to those used by the Apollo missions. He even predicted weightlessness in space. But a spacist wouldn't appreciate someone like that.

The book Neuromancer was the first time the idea was put forward a computer network in which all humans were connected. But spacists are too busy taking the edge off their social network addictions with BBM. :)

Don't be a spacist. Almost everything we own and use comes from minds and wills far greater than our own who take humanity forward...and who receive no recognition for it.

If you're a spacist and want to change your spacist ways, Hunterino can help. I'm strong in the Force.

Please. End Spacism Now. For the Future of Humanity.