Friday, June 11, 2004

Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne

JULES Verne (1828-1905) gain a name as science fiction geografist novelist. Except that novel mention above, his other marvelous works includes From the Earth to the Moon, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. In his novels, he invented atomic bomb before Einstein, designed a baloon before Zeppelin did, dreamed about helicopter before Archimedes and rode an aeroplane before The Wright brothers. He also wrote about artificial rain, chemical war, neon lights, escalators, AC, rudals, submarines, syntetic materials, you name it....
And more that that, he knows that somedays, somehow, some people wild build it.

"One thing about Around the World in Eighty Days, is this entire notion of taking eighty days to travel around the world. When Jules Verne wrote this book, he probably had no idea about how much the world would advance. Today, with the technology we have, we can physically travel around the world in about a day. But also today, we have the power to travel around the world in about eight seconds..... with computers."

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