I've been away from the blogosphere for some time but between then and now, I've seen the teaser trailer to the upcoming Christopher Nolan film "Interstellar" which will be released on November 7, 2014. Despite what it may become or what it isn't, this teaser trailer raises a strong point regarding America's and to a larger extent humanity's current position on state of space travel.
Matthew McConaughey's character monologues "We count these moments, when we dared to aim higher, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. Now, we lost all that. Perhaps, we've just forgotten that we're still pioneers. And that we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us."
The monologue raises a valid point, where are the dreamers? Where are the hopes for a bright future? Even our current media and entertainment find distraction with reality TV series and soap opera dramas. They maintain this general blasé attitude about the future, and all the films we see are dystopic or apocalyptic or anti-technology dare I say even anti-science. Where is the literature of ideas? It would appear to me that this wiki is a great platform to reinvigorate the genre.