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Some inventors and scientists, they have both said That science fiction books put ideas in their head A novel that was written by Arthur C Clarke Gave Tim Berners Lee the necessary spark. The communicator in Star Trek that was fantasy Martin Cooper of Motorola made it reality. Beam me up Scotty, well that’s not here yet Research is being done and they’ll crack it, you bet. The news pads from the movie 2001 Now everyone has a tablet for online fun Remember talking HAL, I’m sure you all do Computer giants researched it and made it come true. The movie Dick Tracy where they talk on their wrist Now the smart watch is another to add to that list Men dressed as robots in old movies you see Now robots build cars, no longer fantasy. Artificial intelligence now it can change your life Any shape any colour, you can have one as your wife But research and tech gadgets, are we moving too fast? Mankind might become just a thing of the past. Take for example a factory with two hundred men Now all you need is a robot and a workforce of ten But it’s not something new, just look at history Job loss came with the intro of the Spinning Jenny. Ray guns and flying saucers at area 51 They try to tell you that nothing is going on No need to panic it’s a research facility Whilst making space age weapons for the military. And films have inspired the creation of drones Controlled very easily from an app on your phones X-Ray drones are the ones that bother me Wear a swimsuit in the shower because they will see. Robots that can think will outwit us one day We’ll just be a nuisance and be put out of the way Science fiction for many is just fantasy But it inspires the great minds in creativity. March 7th 2018 For Science Fiction Contest sponsored by Deborah Guenther Beachboard

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Date: 6/6/2018 2:29:00 AM
This is awesome Dome of us saw this coming But I doubt if we can stop it This is another revelation. .Good job from you sir.
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Date: 6/6/2018 2:35:00 AM
Thank you Olufemi, man is certainly becoming too clever for his own good. Tom
Date: 3/24/2018 10:04:00 PM
An awesome entry, Tom. A welcome read in this digital age. Recognition well-deserved.
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Date: 3/25/2018 12:11:00 AM
Thanks very much Reason. Tom
Date: 3/24/2018 8:09:00 PM
Congratulations on your win! I enjoyed this one very much and certainly find it all too much for me. You can't make stuff up anymore hardly, reality has passed fiction almost. A good write!
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Date: 3/24/2018 8:16:00 PM
Thank you very much Susan, I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 3/24/2018 5:27:00 PM
Back with congratulations on your win on this wonderful verse.. ! Hugs Eve~`*
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Date: 3/24/2018 5:36:00 PM
Thank you very much Eve. Tom
Date: 3/24/2018 4:08:00 PM
Fab Tom! I’m still waiting for the flying cars from the Jetsons!
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:32:00 PM
Thanks Nina, they've made a start with driver less cars, they've got drones, you can see where its going. Get your order in lol. Tom
Date: 3/24/2018 3:05:00 PM
Awesome Tom. Congrats on your winning poem.
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Date: 3/24/2018 3:29:00 PM
Thanks very much Line. Tom
Date: 3/24/2018 9:50:00 AM
Tom, I thoroughly enjoyed your poem, since I am so interested in this subject. Yes, the fact that so many of our 'science fiction visions' have become reality, makes one wonder if we are being 'steered'. Very well-written! Sandra
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Date: 3/24/2018 10:55:00 AM
Thank you Sandra, it is indeed a fascinating subject, glad you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 3/9/2018 3:03:00 PM
Hi Tom , great write my friend ' Robots that can think will outwit us one day' never a truer word , very enjoyable read ::)))
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Date: 3/9/2018 5:20:00 PM
Thank you Niall, I sometimes worry that mankind is to clever for his own good.
Date: 3/9/2018 4:58:00 AM
Great, profound writing! There's nothing anyone really invents. What we do is, make our minds ready, through thought and physical relationship, to accept Divine-spark from spirit-archetypes already in the mind of Creation. Anything we think, can become a physical reality. It is already invented. As you say: great possibilities, and great horrors. We need to guard our thoughts--they are never innocuous. We could not think it, if it were not already real substance on the plane of inspiration.
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Date: 3/9/2018 5:39:00 AM
Thank you Joe, love your comments. One thing I often think of is how the earth was a few hundred years ago with forests, lakes, rocks, etc ,and you look around and see Jets, cars, computers, the list is endless and as you say it was always here.Just needs a brilliant mind to discover it.
Date: 3/8/2018 9:05:00 AM
Love your observations about they way science has taken over our lives in such an invasive way, Tom. Great job, and good luck in the contest:)
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Date: 3/8/2018 9:52:00 AM
Thank you Laura, It certainly has. Some for the better but I wonder do we rely on it too much. The computer was down at our local supermarket so they had to close as they couldn't function without it. It would have never happened years ago.
Date: 3/8/2018 8:49:00 AM
I love this one! One of my favorite things to do at the used bookstore where I work is look at old ads and think of how technology has changed, yet somehow we haven't changed much at all.
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Date: 3/8/2018 9:59:00 AM
Thank you Amy, When I was an air cadet they took us into a room to show us the computer, the room was the computer, big cabinets and flashing lights with a typewriter in a glass case in the middle, and now they fit in the palm of your hand.yes, your right we are still much the same.
Date: 3/8/2018 8:05:00 AM
It is a scary reality, and human needs to be careful before it creates something that destroys humanity.... Great entry for the contest..
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Date: 3/8/2018 8:13:00 AM
Thank you S.O. i know, but every country is racing ahead in fear of what others are doing.What they've got now could destroy the world ten times over.
Date: 3/7/2018 9:17:00 PM
What our mind imagines is possible! GL in contest! You for sure are a contender!
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Date: 3/8/2018 5:04:00 AM
Thanks very much Kim, I know wars and sci- fi inspire brilliant minds but where it will take us to nobody knows .
Date: 3/7/2018 7:22:00 PM
A stupendous creative science fiction write Tom! I chuckled at the x-ray drone verse about wearing a swimsuit in the shower lol! Good luck in the contest!~Che :)
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Date: 3/9/2018 11:56:00 PM
Thank you Cheryl, Just noticed my original response to your comment has gone, strange indeed, I remember seeing it. Tom Gremlins or something more sinister.
Date: 3/7/2018 7:18:00 PM
nicely done, Tom, good luck in the contest..
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Date: 3/8/2018 4:58:00 AM
Thank you so much Eve.
Date: 3/7/2018 3:00:00 PM
great poem, tom! i enjoyed all of the examples you've come up with - it is pretty amazing, when you think of it...
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Date: 3/7/2018 4:13:00 PM
Thank you ilene, we have come a long way in such a short space of time and the list grows daily.
Date: 3/7/2018 11:57:00 AM
- You're right, it's not a fantasy anymore - some of it is really amazing ... but, most of it scares me - What happens to humans ... should they be recycled or simply thrown into the trash ... (?) ... - An interesting writing, Tom - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/7/2018 12:06:00 PM
Thank you Sunshine, I agree some of it is scary, where will it end , they seem to be developing doomsday weapons instead of doing things to help mankind
Date: 3/7/2018 11:50:00 AM
Wow! If that doesn't take first place, I'll eat my words! Must confess I had thoughts on the same topics, always been a Startrek fan... Mick
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Mick Talbot
Date: 3/24/2018 8:09:00 PM
Well just finishing off place! I forgot to fave this first time round, will soon straight after hitting send. Congrats on the, )oops, just choked on the e), honorable mention... Mick
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Date: 3/7/2018 11:58:00 AM
Thanks Mick, Like yourself I've always been a trekie. Live long and prosper.