Monday, December 29, 2014

Silent Running


One of the reasons I like Calgary is that it's like a science fiction movie. It even has a domed habitat with a tropical forest in it. Like on Silent Running.



The domed arcology is called the "Core," and you could shoot a movie there. Why do the people who walk through this place, shopping, eating, and reading books in a simulated rainforest, seem so content? 



Are they programmed that way? Is their nutrient system enhanced with mild euphorics? Or are the people here simply happy?



I don't know the answer, yet. But I do know that I like the Core and its inhabitants. I hope they reach their mission destination, wherever that it.

To the stars,

LSP

12 comments:

jenny said...

They're HAPPY because they're not outside in ice and snow!
Smart of Calgary to recognize the inhumane conditions of their climate and create something a little closer to Texas.

LL said...

Jenny and LSP, I've heard it said (in Texas) that God is a Texan.

LSP said...

I also wonder, Jenny, how they managed to pioneer Alberta (and the North West). Fierce winter...

LSP said...

I'd say that was pretty intuitive of Texans, LL.

LL said...

LSP - A lot of them died while pioneering. It's like the iron men in iron ships who sailed the oceans without map or sextant and subdued the world.

I have a Texas joke that I could tell, but it's off color and it's not appropriate for a parson blog.

Euripides said...

All we get out here is a lousy cactus garden. I may have to visit Texas yet....

jenny said...

Visitors should come prepared to stay.
Just ask all the Californians in Austin that I can't get to go back home.
What can I say? Heaven has a certain appeal.
:)

Michael Peterson said...

Why did I not know about this when I lived down the road in Medicine Hat? I would have taken the Mrs. there when winters got long.

LSP said...

I'd forgotten you were in "the Hat", Padre.

Happy New Year!

LSP said...

"iron men in iron ships who sailed the oceans without map or sextant and subdued the world."

I like that line, LL.

LSP said...

You must visit, Euripides!

LSP said...

Well said, Jenny.