Is Resfest coming back?? If not, what else is most like it (that has dates in NYC)?
posted by sparrows
on Nov 16, 2007 -
Where can I find the a photo of the Delorean from Back to the Future streaking off leaving a trail of flames behind it (and preferably with Dr. Emmett Brown standing behind looking dumbfounded)? [more inside]
posted by PWA_BadBoy
on Oct 29, 2007 -
How can I send e-mail with an attachment to a group of people, including myself, and set it to be sent out at a designated future time? More details and info inside. [more inside]
posted by jujube
on Oct 4, 2007 -
Help me compile a list of movies about the future! Specifically, I'm looking for movies that state the year when they take place. [more inside]
posted by Lirp
on Sep 24, 2007 -
Help me find a series of illustrated children's hardcover books from the 70s/80s about the upcoming technologies of "The Future" [more inside]
posted by Ryvar
on Jul 10, 2007 -
When I was a kid, my local library had a great selection of illustrated books focusing on the hypothectical future of space travel, life in space stations, space craft, planetary exploration. Some were pretty far out, but the most memorable were kind of "2001" in their theme and a bit more serious. After several google missions, and a swing through amazon's used and rare books, I've come up pretty much empty handed. Anyone else out there remember flipping through these books and planning your first trip to mars? Titles, authors, links or any hint what so ever would be appreciated!
posted by thehickmans
on Jul 6, 2007 -
I just graduated cum laude with a degree in Liberal Arts and a minor in Philosophy from CSU (thats Colorado State). Assume my primary motivation is simply to make as much money as possible as fast as possible, ethically (not damaging the environment, breaking any laws, selling shoddy products, no corruption, etc). What should I do? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac
on Jun 5, 2007 -
Please help me figure out a career. And help me move in that direction, before I finish my degree. ...alternately, help me find a job that would will look good on a resume in a few years! [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on May 1, 2007 -
I recived my degree in psychology 4 years ago, rather than pursuing my masters or getting work experience directly related to psycholgy i chose to get a job in sales. I have done well and managed to pay back all my college debt(loans, credit cards). Now i'm at a point where i am burnt out from sales and I want to utilze my degree. The problem i;m running into is that most of the jobs require masters degrees(which i plan to get) or prior psyc related experience.
posted by Windell79
on May 1, 2007 -
I saw a guy with an olive green shirt that had several rifles lined up in silhouette on front. In the middle of the rifles was a pink silhouette of a guitar. The back left shoulder had a small badge that said "Music is the weapon of the future" on it. Where can I find this shirt for sale? The person wearing it said it was a gift and he didn't know where it came from.
posted by Addlepated
on Apr 12, 2007 -
My partner has just been caught for plagiarism. I don't know many details because she won't talk about it, but I want to know what effect this will have on her future. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 8, 2007 -
I'm about to graduate and have no clue about the options for my future, and no one to talk to about it. Help me get a clue. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Jan 3, 2007 -
I think I'm finally done with undergrad. I have no interest in grad school right now. I don't want a career in my area of study. How does one go about finding a good apprenticeship/internship in an interesting trade? I've been going to school now for around 20 years and I've yet to learn a skill that I can earn a living with. [more inside]
posted by Telf
on Dec 20, 2006 -
I want to buy 20 acres in Canada so that I have a refuge and a windfall when the coming global apocolypse comes down, I'm ready. Where can I buy now that would be the best investment, esp. for not much money? [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer
on Dec 16, 2006 -
How long would it take for the Empire State Building to vanish without a trace? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2
on Nov 16, 2006 -
Is there a word for missing something that hasn't happened? Yearning for a future that can no longer come to fruition?
Extra bonus points if there's something in another language (especially Ancient Greek!).
posted by sam and rufus
on Nov 6, 2006 -
I'm trying to imagine what MySpace looks like in 2010. Now, of course, it’s unlikely that MySpace will be what all the cool kids are talking about in 4 years, but you get the idea. Let’s call it MySpace2010.com. It’s the most popular social network of its day. How is it different from MySpace in 2006? [more inside]
posted by dbarefoot
on Oct 12, 2006 -
Could you suggest good visionary (realized or unrealized) architecture and urbanism books ?
I'd be interested in well illustrated books. I can afford a 50 to 150 dollars book on that topic.
I'd like to find things like that
posted by vincentm
on Jul 21, 2006 -
Say that interethnic breeding has created a homogenous-looking mixed-race human species in the far-flung future. What kind of effect would this have on biodiversity? [more inside]
posted by chrominance
on Apr 14, 2006 -
Is there a website that lists failed science fiction predictions, and successful ones? [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Apr 13, 2006 -
I turn 20 in April. I figure if I'm lucky, what with advances in healthcare, I might just make it to 2100, when I'll be 114. What can I do to get further into the future than that? So far I've come up with (perhaps in order of likelihood) cryogenics, genetic modification, becoming a cyborg, and a faster than light round trip (time dilation). Any more?
posted by Orange Goblin
on Mar 14, 2006 -
How do I come to terms with living in a city I'm not crazy about? [more inside]
posted by pdb
on Dec 19, 2005 -
I'm happy for the first time in my life. Really, amazingly happy. Only, I still have lots of big goals I'd like to accomplish in my life, and I'm worried that any moves I make toward these goals will take me away from the things I love so much about my life. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 21, 2005 -
What do you think is going to happen to the USA if "Intelligent Design" is successfully placed into the science curriculum? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish
on Oct 10, 2005 -
It's obvious that none of the current energy producing methods we have has enough power to make say space travel affordable and fast for everyone. So no Star Wars / Jetsons type flying spaceships and cars for now. But are there any up and coming energy sources that will be able to do this? [more inside]
posted by riffola
on Aug 9, 2005 -
I need motivation to complete a long and arduous task with an uncertain reward, can you help me? What motivates you with such a task? (explanation inside) [more inside]
posted by Idiot Mittens
on Jul 7, 2005 -
How can I send email to myself in the future? Or, more broadly, is there a way to do so reliably? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta
on Mar 6, 2005 -
Sometime, say within the last 4 years, I read an editorial which answered the question of what accepted practice of our society would be viewed by future generations as morally reprehensible. The editorializer (who I believe was a person of some note) proposed incarceration as punishment for crime as an answer. Does anybody know who this was or where it appeared? [more inside]
posted by cosmonaught
on Mar 5, 2005 -
Sci-fi story identification filter. I'm trying to remember one about copyright and musicians in the future... I swear I didn't just make it up after reading Lessig
. [MI] [more inside]
posted by easyasy3k
on Jan 22, 2005 -
What's it like being an architect? What are the fun tasks, the dull ones, and the tedious ones? As an architect in the US, is it hard to be artistically 'independent'; are most architects there doomed to designing cookie-cutter McMansions? Have you ever considered a different profession? If so, what? How does one go from an undergraduate to a full-fledged architect (i.e., what sort of schooling, certification and jobs do you need to become an architect in the US). Finally, what are some schools in the US for architectural training, or how do I go about finding them myself? Answers to any, some or all of these questions would be much appreciated.
posted by ar0n
on Nov 19, 2004 -
I'm 27, and getting to the point where I understand I'm not a big kid but an adult in denial. I want to change that attitude. I like who I am (hey, been that way for 10 years!), but apparently that's no good for an adult. I keep saying I like to seize the day, but I'd like to seize my future now (woohoo). I need to become responsible, to think long in advance, to make decision quickly... such things I tend to procastinate through, or let wane until the problem arises again.
So, my question : how do I grow up ? I have found such things as "planning your future
" or even the "Life Assessment Quiz
". I'm kinda looking for more advices on what I should do next, pointers, ways to kick my own ass, that sort of things.
Please, no "have a kid, that shall do the trick" tips :)
posted by anonymous
on Oct 20, 2004 -
Many years ago I saw a film on tv. It was in black and white. It was set in some sort of post-apocalyptic world, and involved a girl who was kept from the hero, in a succession of elaborate prisons/cages, which the hero tried to breach time and again, always failing to get the girl.
There was no talking in it at all, except when once, in the middle of the film, the hero breaches the girl's prison (only to find she's been removed yet again by the villain) and picks up her diary(?) and reads a small passage from it aloud.
The villain had a number of accomplices, one of whom was some sort of "mole man" whom he treated badly (perhaps kept on a leash). I remember the film being somewhat feted when it was released, but I've never seen or heard of this film since its single UK TV showing. I'd love to see it again, but since I don't know what it was called ...
(What was it called?)
posted by Blue Stone
on Jul 4, 2004 -
My niece just called and asked about a book. Her description didn't strike any chords, so I thought I'd try the denizens of AskMe.
The theme is a future where noone has a name, only a number. Noone thinks in terms of individuality, and terms like "I" and "me" are not used. The protagonist of the book meets someone who is not bound by those strictures and learns to think like an individual. The last line of the book is something along the lines of "I am" or "I am (somename)".
Ring a bell with anyone?
posted by joaquim
on Jan 9, 2004 -