My globetrotting cyberworld friends Brian and Shannon give some superb perspective on where we as a nation have been, where we might be headed, and how utterly blessed we are today–far more blessed than we realize when the present is framed against the not so distant past of characters such as, say, Ozzie and Harriet. Very well done, Brian and Shannon. And Happy Travels as well as Happy Thanksgiving.
For some strange reason I found myself thinking about super powers the other day. Not about how cool it would be to have one but mostly about how useless they’d be in the real world. Without a horde of super villains to fight against, what practical good is super strength anyway? For the most part comic book abilities seem better suited to creating mischief than doing anything productive or interesting. The one exception I happened upon was time travel. Not necessarily even to mess with stuff. You don’t need the ability to change the past or profit from a preview of tomorrow’s headlines to make time travel totally awesome. Simply being able to observe the universe unfold over a period longer than a human lifespan makes it a power worth having.
It would be fascinating enough to walk the streets of 22nd century America but what about in the year…
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