2001 A Space Odyssey is a fantasy and yet these sci-fi writers tend to be just ahead of their times.
We do have a space station although' not finished yet and it is a long way off becoming a tourist destination.
Journey to the Center of the Earth could be classified as a fantasy .
Remember the giant mushrooms in the movie?
‘They’ recently found fossilized mushrooms as big as that, so it isn't all fantasy
Are things seen as fantasy until they exist and then called a leap of the imagination?
Remember Dick Tracy's wrist watch?
Almost everyone has a cell phone now, again not so much fantasy
Fantasy and imagination are too much the same to carry a discussion,
Fantasy is the human mind exploring different possibilities, this is at least as important as scientific research, it all leads to new things
Imagination is a tool for making things happen or giving new insights.
Imagination doesn't require fantasy to give it 'wings', but fantasy requires imagination or it never gets off the ground.
Imagination is the vehicle that makes an idea a reality.
I have noticed that the folks that are really taken with science, logic, rationality and so on, tend to be impatient with and condescending to others who explore different ways of experiencing life and who look for different connections.
We imagine everything before we do it, after we do it and even while we're doing it. Imagination is what governs our every move
It’s a lot like faith in the way it reduces everything to one method of understanding. Usually those most insecure in their beliefs that hang on to science alone (vice verse /religion)
Maybe it's because some folk are thinkers and others doers? I like to live and think a little bigger than that and maybe I can have some fun along the way.
We also use our imagination to do new things with something, to change it, to improve it, etc. Anything we invent initially comes from our imagination in some way.
Fantasy is imagination unrestricted by reality. Fantasy can plant a seed that leads to progress or an invention of some kind, but it's really only the spark. It takes imagination and logic to make something a reality.
It’s the connections that lead in new directions . I understand that, for some concerns, empirical evidence is a necessity but I don't want to limit my life or my thoughts just to that.
"Science can often be as dogmatic as anyone else. To cross the line of rigid interpretation is difficult for those that hold tight to the greats of the past . Often in their quest for veriodical answers they ignore the steps others are taking toward their own answers. Peoples needs vary while sharing ideas . " - Santi P
When man started dreaming of flying, it was not fantasy that sparked that particular dream. It was watching a bird. It was his imagination and his ability to expound on that little piece of reality that made it become a possibility. He no doubt fantasized about being able to fly, but the logical process came from observing reality (the bird) and imagining how to adapt that reality to enable a human to fly.
When man looked at the moon and had the urge to go there, it wasn't the fantasy of 'all-you-can-eat-green cheese' that made it happen.
The Concorde was at first a dream ; it took engineers to make the dream real. The original dream had to be dreamt.
We imagined how we could use the plane's design to make a space ship. People probably fantasized about it before it was anything but absurd, but it wasn't the fantasy that motivated the actual reality of building that ship.
So while we may fantasize about something, when it actually comes to the logical process involved, we are using our imagination to build or modify or improve some design that we already have.
Progress and new inventions are usually a step by step process of one idea that begets another and another, based on what is and not what is not yet.
Often fantasy is not involved at all, but imagination always is. Imagination is the creator and the manual labor. Fantasy doesn't get anything done. It takes a logical process to do that.
Tomorrow is in the imagination of those here today. Today's science is the fantasy of the past . Each is as valid as the outcome?
Imagination holds a realistic degree of equality, since imagination is coupled with logic to get things done.
But then I don't think fantasy and imagination are really as similar as they seem.
Imagination is always integrated with reality and fantasy may or may not be.
The greatest change comes from the smaller sub- cultures ; with the fewest people on a veriodical plain (that are not easily understood).
"imagination is more important than knowledge"------Albert Einstein.