Tag: #future

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Will Your World Be Worth Saving?

In the climactic battle in Batman v Superman, Lois Lane asks Superman not to try and kill Doomsday with the kryptonite spear. “This is my world,” Superman says to Lois. In this incarnation of the character, he has struggled with whether or not he belonged on Earth. To many, he is an alien who continues to meddle with human affairs. If his…

The Government Is You

I must have been four or five years old when I attended my first political rally. Dad worked for the state-owned mining company in charge of mining uranium. (Uranium which would be shipped to the United States for nuclear energy and atomic research and bombs.) He was a field worker, going out into different parts of Mexico to look for…

If Time Were Not Linear, Where Would We Be? What Would We Do?

There’s a scene in The Flash where Tom Cavanaugh’s character tells Barry Allen’s friends that Barry’s superpower is not his speed, it’s his hope. “He’s full of hope,” he says, pointing out that Barry keeps trying to do the impossible because he’s full of hope that it will work out. Isn’t that the damned truth? The Girl and I went to…

All the people you’re going to meet

There’s a scene in the TV series “Smallville” where Chloe Sullivan tells Clark Kent (the guy who’d become Superman) about all the people she’s met in her travels: If you know your comics — and superhero movies — then you know that she’s talking about Batman and Wonder Woman. (In the Batman movie from 1989, the Joker asks where Batman…

“Interstellar” is my generation’s space opera

My wife and I went to watch “Interstellar” on an IMAX screen yesterday, and, let me tell you… This movie is my generation’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” for many reasons. Spoilers ahead, so read at your own peril. THE FIRST ACT The movie begins with us getting to know “Cooper” and his small family. His son Tom is a lot…

When governments are not enough

We were talking the other day about the public health needs of Baltimore City in particular and the world in general. If you look at what is going on with regards to the health of the world, there is a lot to be done. Sure, we’ve already done a lot when it comes to public health. Smallpox has been eradicated.…