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So in the course of researching a plot-point, I discovered that Wikipedia has an entry titled "Reproduction and pregnancy in speculative fiction," which opens with the following (emphasis added):

Because speculative genres explore variants of reproduction, as well as possible futures, SF writers have often explored the social, political, technological, and biological consequences of pregnancy and reproduction. However many SF writers have used their dreams for their inspiration, and dreams are known to provide prophetic content for everyone that has used them.

I find this noteworthy because I had a dream last night that I was sitting next to Kathryn Bigelow when she won her director's Oscar for The Hurt Locker, and while I can imagine ways in this dream would prove prophetic, they all involve either time travel, an oscillating universe, or brains in vats.

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icecreamempress
Mar. 8th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
You mean it used to say that. Sorry to spike the guns of your post, but heavenly days, that little sentence was stupid, and it has gone to the great recycle bin of history now.
mleiv
Mar. 8th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
vats... *snicker*.

And thinking about Futurama's improbable US Presidents in vats (significantly, George Washington), you left out option #4 - cloning. Although I am not sure clones will be handed the same names as the people they were made from, still the experience would be essentially the same as your dream, if Hollywood remade the movie in 3010. Although, how often do remakes win Oscars, really? So that's just silly. :P
scarypudding
Mar. 8th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
Further gems from the history:

17:16, 3 June 2009 Nikola Smolenski(Image)
18:14, 5 June 2009 Yobmod (rmv amateur image)
15:15, 7 June 2009 Nikola Smolenski(Return amateur image, on the basis of the image being sufficiently illustrative and not having any other image)
05:42, 9 December 2009 Flopsy Mopsy and Cottonmouth(Removing amateur image. I am the second person to remove this, so please consider that there is no consensus for this image to be here, nor for there to be an image at all.)

The image in question:

[[Image:Pregnant elf.jpg|thumb|right|Pregnant elf]]

matt_ruff
Mar. 8th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
Did you know that Flopsy Mopsy and Cottonmouth are in space?
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