THE SENTINEL AND 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY Have you ever wondered the existence of qualified creatures from outer space? If your answer is “Exactly!”, here are the masterpieces of the science fiction stories referring to genius aliens: “The Sentinel” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”. “The Sentinel” is a story written by British writer Arthur C. Clarke in 1948. The story is about an astrogeologist’ s discovery of a construction beyond mankind on the surface of the moon. The other piece of art, “2001: A Space Odyssey” is the science fiction movie by Stanley Kubrick.
Science fiction is fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets. One article stated, “Harrison Bergeron effectively renders Vonnegut’s vision of the unethical, misguided use of scientific and technological developments in the future” (Reed and Grigsby). The authors are explaining the fact that Vonnegut is using scientific and technological developments in the future. They are showing that they are using it for the bad, not for the good of life. Vonnegut states, “They were equal in every which way.
However, as science begins to develop, the possibility of finding answers continues to create a gravitational pull like a planet may. With so many eyes on the field and a lack of scientific proof, literature and movies in the genre of science-fiction, or more commonly known as sci-fi, explores ideas of the future commonly by expressing a widespread fear. These fears can range from a fear of annihilation to fear of loss of control or even simply to a fear of the unknown. The sci-fi movie Europa Report (2013) decided to rise to the challenge of answering the question of what’s out there. In the movie, a crew of 6 brave men and women set out on a mission to Europa, with the fear of the unknown lurking around every unexplored corner.
The argument claims that the money invested in the "Space Race" in the 1960's was well worth the high cost due to the many technological advances and therefore, the government should commit to a Mars Landing by 2020. Stated in this way, the argument fails to mention several key factors on which it could be evaluated. The conclusion relies on assumption, for which there is no clear evidence. Therefore the argument is weak, unconvincing and has several flaws. Firstly, the author claims that because of the many technological advances due to the "Space Race", a commitment to a manned mission to Mars will produce similar results.
Herblock makes a perfect attempt on unmasking the negative and poor side of a worldwide victory and success, this proves those coming together (around the world) for a worldwide “phenomenon” but when bigger issues shown in his cartoon, examples of more significant things than the moon landing, in which many are unaware of the issues. To add, one of the first articles, like “Man on the Moon” written by The Times talks about insignificance of the moon landing when it mostly discussed about rocks, a technique of sarcasm, mockery. America misused their money on the highly glorified event shows that those
10 years later, The Cloverfield Paradox was released. This movie is meant to be the prequel to Cloverfield and sets up how the entire incident in New York happened. Within the movie we see that a group of scientists from around the world board a spacecraft and head to space. There, they try and figure out how create a sufficient unlimited power source to save the Earth from power depletion. In order to create this power source, the scientists fire up this machine that accidentally create this portals to other dimensions, and as a result, the monster in Cloverfield is able to transport onto the Earth and wreak havoc on New York City.
The many elements that make up the science fiction genre make it very unique. One of these elements is the examination of one’s relationship with technology. This relationship is very prevalent in the science fiction genre due to the interesting components it brings to stories. One of these components is technology’s replacement of human interaction. This can be seen in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and “The Veldt”.
We must accept however that space is our back-up plan if we were to exploit the Earth to such an extent that we could no longer survive here. If we are to be properly prepared for such a venture we will have to continue space exploration, regardless of the consequences of putting more foreign objects that potentially could pollute outer space. Topic 1: In ancient times, various cultures interpreted the strange objects suspended in the sky in various ways. Some thought it was just a work of god and accepted it. Others recognized patterns in the ways the objects moved.
The exploration of space, while the seeming pinnacle of human exploration, has been shown to be quite dangerous. From the explosion of the Challenger to the cinematic portrayals of endless possible incidents, there are few things more hazardous than braving the infamous “Final Frontier.” Because of the danger posed by space exploration, there must exist a code to follow to ensure a desired balance between safety and progress. Tom Godwin’s Cold Equations has been described as “the best SF short story ever written, it is a virtuoso performance, a story set in a future so distant and different that we can only glimpse it in mysterious reflections and intriguing images” (qtd. Benford 217). First published in 1954, the beginning of the Space
What makes this game so good?” to which I simply answer, secret option “D”, all of the above. However, today I would like to focus primarily on the lore of this franchise. SPOILER ALERT! You’ve been warned, even though I’m going to tell you about it anyway. The world of Halo takes place hundreds of years into the future when humans have settled in space and are on the brink of extinction from an alien race known as the Covenant.
In order to prove this, a meteorite must come in contact with Earth’s surface and propel rocks back up into space. Tardigrades must go back up to space on these propelled rocks in order for the theory to be correct. Biological material would be transferred back up into space and possibly sent to another planet, or solar system. Is this how life started here on Earth? Extremophiles zooming through the universe, crashing into planets and spreading their life forms throughout has proven to be a very plausible theory to how biology started.
Set in a futuristic time, the TV show is a science fiction, rather than science fantasy, military sci-fi. The primary objective of the Starfleet is to explore space and seek new worlds, "To boldly go where no one has gone before." (Jacob, "TNG: Opening Credits Monologue"). The government is stable. However, they come into contact with different races at war and try to promote peace (Jasuja et al., "Star Trek vs Star Wars").