I would like to mention that the third draft of my novel, Project 2, is completed and I will send the draft to people later today for review and feedback. Meanwhile I’ll work on my query letter. It truly feels like things are starting to get serious now.
On another note. I have a movie recommendation for you – or rather – I couldn’t go and see it during the screenings on January the 17th. I was going to blog about it earlier so you (my lucky readers) could go and see it. But what do you know – there’s an encore screening of this documentary! It’s called Ayn Rand & The Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged. Ayn Rand is the mother of Objectivism and author of the novel, Atlas Shrugged, which basically brings up a scenario where all the great minds of the world, all great scientists, creators, artists, engineers, and doctors, suddenly wake up one morning and realise they want something better. They form their own city – a place without restrains where the intellect thrives – a place where the inventors and shapers of the new world are not bound by taxation and government constrains. Only the working proletariat, corporate elite, and the government would remain without any inventors and creators to actually bring society forward.
Here’s the trailer:
I tend to think of her prophecy to go hand in hand with the development of robotics because the intelligent elite could never form their own society without the proletariat – a class that can be replaced by inanimate robots. What happens when we reach that stage in our society? Will the prophecy come true? Will the “motor of the world” leave to form their own society where the creative mind can create without restrains? Maybe.
It kind of reminds me of this in a way:
It’s such a strange mystery to true to predict the future, yet if one is right when doing so, one’s name will pass through time and history unforgotten.
– F H Hakansson