I have long had a fascination with things paranormal and extraterrestrial. I remember reading Lucky Starr books when I was a kid. I was a Star Trek junkie. Movies like ET drew me in. I didn't particularly care for frightening movies about aliens. I never really thought that aliens would be like that. Still, I found shows such as The Invaders and The Outer Limits to be creepy and chilling.
Now technology is allowing mankind to do things that used to be only dreamed about or found in the pages of a science fiction book. I just watched a fascinating video about holograms. A building looked as if it were changing shapes, with balls rolling down the front facade. Some speculate that mankind can project images into the sky. Perhaps we will see God, or a host of spaceships floating above our cities.
There are so many unexplained things on this world and in the space surrounding it. I have never written science fiction because, truthfully, by the time I finished penning a book, technology might have surpassed what I had just written. It would be passe, old hat, the stuff of archaeology.
The Mayan calendar predicts a huge change in our world in 2012. Jokesters say to max out the credit card, have fun, enjoy what time you have left. Others are more profound, wondering, watching, waiting. Will it be a time of enlightenment? Or will it be something so devastating it throws the earth into another ice age? Will it come and go with nary a worry?
What are your thoughts on the future? Do you look at the heavens and wonder? Do you ponder crop circles and their meanings, their origins? Have you ever seen a UFO? Do they exist? Do we have intergalactic neighbors or are we alone in the cold, dark vastness of space? What is science fiction and what is science fact?