Thursday, August 02, 2012

Irrististable but Unknown

Thursday Comic Book Day.

1 comment:

Daniel [] said...

The idea of a device that could look at events at any time in the past, anywhere on Earth, has been used repeatedly.

John Campbell recognized the terrible social problem that these would pose — the past runs right up until the present, so that such a device would extinguish all privacy. He made this point to Isaac Asimov, who wrote “The Dead Past” (Astounding, Apr 1956) based on this ugly twist.