Sunday, February 20, 2011


The date the sound barrier was first broke. Watching this movie brings up so many questions, and also so many philosophical thoughts: 1947 wasn't that long ago, but it seems like another era. I guess it was, in fact it was before I was born, although not too long before. But it is still in the current lifetime of many people, just the fact that so much as gone on in what would amount to one single lifetime, more than in ANY other era prior to the 1940s, it makes it one of the best times to have lived, I think. I don't know what will come in the next 70 years, but its hard to imagine that so many developments will come to pass. And certainly in no other century have things developed so quickly. In fact, most of the time before that were pretty slow moving overall. Can it continue? Can we keep up the speed of technology that we've had in this 70 years? Is it even possible, or will things go back to a slower development speed now that a certain plateau has been achieved?