Quiz examples - reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda, fact from fiction
December 12, 2003 7:05 AM Subscribe
"The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda." (See link
.) What are some examples of leading-edge science and/or technology that might illustrate the truth of this statement? [More inside]
posted by ajr to Grab Bag (3 answers total)
I want to begin a presentation by providing several examples of leading-edge science and/or technology intermingled with some science fiction fantasies. Hopefully, asking the audience to distinguish legitimate ideas from fantasy will illustrate how increasingly difficult it is to discern fact from fiction, especially without a solid foundation in the sciences. The presentation will focus on electronic discovery and will be presented to lawyers and judges. Verifiable sources of information (obviously, only for the real science/technology) would be greatly appreciated.