The Road, by Cormac McCarthy discusses when the past has become like a place inhabited by the newly blind, all of it slowly slipping away. As for looking toward the future, “there is no later,” the book says starkly. “This is later.” “The Road” offers nothing in the way of escape or comfort. It demonstrates that fearless wisdom is more permanent than reassurance could ever be. This book helps show how everything we do today, affects us in petite ways and in great ways for the outcome of our future. “A haunting and grim novel about civilizations slow death after the power goes out,” says Keir Graff from Booklist Book Reviews. The Road is an unforgettable novel about the future results of our worlds today.
“His girlfriend Sarah. Her face was calm and still. She possessed a serenity that he didn’t have, he thought. She hadn’t cried much at all since the news a year ago of the imminent asteroid strike. Instead, she had packed as much as she could into her life. They both had. They had traveled around the world, seen all the places they had ever wanted to see, tasted all the food they had never before tasted. It was just a shame that they hadn’t achieved all that before, when they had thought they would both live to a ripe old age. That dream of an old age would never happen now, he thought. In a short while, an asteroid the size of a small planet would completely destroy the world and everything on it,” An excerpt from the short story Starry Night, by Theresa Curnow. This story tells show a explanation to the end of the world. As the proceeds, the two lost characters experience their doubts and regrets as a burning asteroid comes closer and closer to ending their lives. This story is a terrific, magical story that leaves nothing from a smile from ear to ear.
Stop and Smell the Roses tells a story of a business man who needs to slow down. He goes through life changing experiences that will truly make you think. What would you do if one day the entire world you knew, was gone? If you were left completely lost and alone? Throughout this story Mike Cynade competes with his regrets and previous decisions to find his way through a world unknown. He learns that time is sweet and that once it’s gone you can’t get it back. Stop and Smell the Roses is a tale that will hopefully change your view on your everyday life.
We as humans need to realize what we are doing to this earth. And understand that it’s not too late. The poem Transverse: Into the Future by Je ‘ Free is a prime example of the changes we need to make. He goes to talk about a world with no wars, poverty, or pollution. He explain the future as an “Imagination.” Once you leave the boundaries us humans placed around ourselves, you may find something truly great. We can not change the course of our history, but we can change were we are going.
Accordingly, by Stephen Roxborough is an epic poem about the prediction of our world. Roxborough talks of people being wise and making decisions that will leave nothing but superior results into our future. This poem comes directly from the concerns of our people today. It prevails ideas of how humans will, should, be. He talks about the need for a stricter crime in punishment to make our world a better place. Accordingly is an influential poem that every person in the present day should stop and reflect about to change our uncertain future.
What the Future Holds, by Sailors Bride takes different route on the future. Unlike the rest of the collections in this anthology it talks about the future and people depending on each other. In the future, we will all need to come together as a true “whole.” It is our only way to survive. The poem goes into detail about the worries of today, and how they just don’t matter. We take too much for granted, and we will continue too until it’s too late.
Live for the Future, by Luke Mastin enlightens us with the knowledge: “it’s not over until it’s over.” The poem ends with a sharp phrase “Live until the future, none can say more. Die only to end life, and gild another door.” This poem talks about the future as never ending. The world is what you make of it. Many people mistake the beauty of life because of the thought of living to die. If we appreciate our lives and our world, our future can be nothing but radiant.
Life is nothing less than beautiful and nothing more than a simple path. The poem Hope is about the beauty of our universe. It is about coming together as a world nation, and keeping the beauty forever alive. This poem talks about the problems and poor choices we make everyday and how it is affecting our future. If we all pull together, we can go no where but up.
Never mind, I was Lost is a strong emotional poem. It takes the reader on a ride through the dead ends of life. The main line of this poem: “I thought I saw the sun, never mind, I was lost,” has multiple meanings. It can be taken as “close but no cigar,” or along the lines of the topic What the Future Holds, it describes the reality of our world today. How we as people have the chance to make a change, but have to speak with actions and not just words.
Existence of Material Things questions the future. It questions the ability of our world and the human intelligence. The future is completely uncertain and unknown. All we have is our predictions and beliefs, never facts. This poem brings up the issue of growing technology and the danger of natural things no longer existing. Existence of Material Things gives us a look into the future from one certain perspective; from one eye glass.
Why do we as people treat our world with such disrespect and disregard? The poem WHY asked just that question. It brings up the matter of taking even a single flower for granted. Everyday people waste more and more. Soon enough, there may be nothing left to waste. This poem talks about the decisions we make everyday, and how they affect us in every aspect of our future.
“My dreams also cause me to look forward to what the future holds. Technology could make innumerable changes in our world. Optimism is important to have because its numerous paths await people to tread down them.” This is an excerpt from the essay Life by Tracy Bishop. This strong opinionated essay talks about the struggle of never know exactly what may come for us in the future. A main topic in this essay is technology. Bishop discusses the growing world of technology and the successes it brings.
Space Odyssey 2001 directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke is a about a team of scientists that were sent on a fact-finding mission. In eighteen months, another team was sent to Jupiter in a ship controlled by the machine named HAL. This movie portrays the issue of artificial intelligence. What happeneds when it’s smarted than us? How will we keep control? Space Odyssey 2001 is a perfect definition of what the future may hold.
Futuristic Beliefs, is an essay written about many perspectives of the future. It includes talk about global warming, technology, and population- All issues our world is already beginning to face. This essay is a reminder of what the future can hold if we don’t change, and if we don’t change fast.
Six Degrees Could Change the World by National Geographic predicts the global temperatures rising. This show investigates the theory of global warming and just where it may leave our future. This show discusses many contributing factors to the ecological disaster that awaits us all.
Future Technology is a major question in our world today. So far, we have grown tremendously due to technology. This article gives us a little incite on the technology growth that awaits us Many things including a table that collects solar energy, or multifunctional urban vehicle concepts. Technology so far, is an never ending experiment that our universe depends on to survive.