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Comment: SF stories optimistic? (Score 1) 174

by rossdee (#47914581) Attached to: Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future


It seems that we are going to have to fight off aliens for our survival. Given that any aliens that come here are going to be more advanced than us, I wouldn't say thats optimistic.
And even if we don't come across intelligent aliens, the (human) Galactic Empire will become corrupt and collapse, witth whole planets wiped out.

Comment: Sapphire and Steel (Score 1) 202

by rossdee (#47903759) Attached to: Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

“All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic, heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel.

Sapphire and Steel have been assigned”.

Bringing computers into the home won't change either one, but may revitalize the corner saloon.