Sunday, August 7, 2011
The Future Is Here: From Strek Trek To Mad Men To Today
I've been watching Star Trek the Next Generation for the last three weeks on Netflix. I finally finished "All Good Things…" early Saturday morning. It was an experience in and of itself going back to "Encounter At Farpoint". All hight tech and suddenly, I'm back in the 1960s with "Mad Men". I went from a show where anything is possible technologically to typewriters.
I don't want to give away any spoils but during one point in season one of Mad Men, the main character, Don Draper, surprised his family by saying that he was going to join them for Thanksgiving. His wife was surprised because of his high-stressed job and workload.
What would those characters have done differently had they live today with our technology or those on the Enterprise?
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