Vintage Science Fiction

Vintage Science fiction when put to print so long ago was not faction as it is thought of today. That’s fact based on fiction. Now we can look back at that science fiction and compare it to the present reality and find a correlation to a fact. The material was found in the tombs of the public archives because the story’s copyright was not renewed.

Stairway to the Stars.

It was a stairway leading down into the ocean, but it also led out into space—indirectly.

Stairway to the Stars – Larry Shaw

The situation had the aspects of a burlesque on Grand Hotel.

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This vintage science fiction story fixes itself around a invention combination of color television and super-radar presenting a view of the ocean floor only to discover a matter-transmitter gate between two worlds.

The Galactic Federation shuts down the gate and the scientist/fishermen representing Earth were told the only real trouble with Earth people was that they have a tremendous inferiority complex, collectively and individually but, they’ll undoubtedly be accepted by the Federation; once Earth develops space ( warp ) travel.  Just at the moment, Earth was at a crossroads, ready to jump in either direction, blowing themselves up or taking the big step into space travel.

Yes, Earth may be a sort of fenced-off area, so far as other intelligent races of the galaxy are concerned. But not for the grandiose reasons that some have imagined . . . but there’s hope.

Story concepts: star-gate, robot, first contact, prime directive of non interference and the Federation.

( The story was published in 1951 – now in the public domain ).

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If mankind chooses to survive the bomb then maybe the next story will answer their “what if?”

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And All the Earth a Grave – Carroll M. Capps

(The story was published in 1963 and sleeps in the public domain)

There’s nothing wrong with dying – it just hasn’t ever had the right sales pitch!

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The story centres around a coffin manufacturing business.

It all began when the new bookkeeping machine of a large Midwestern coffin manufacturer slipped a cog, or blew a transistor, or something.  It was fantastic that the error—one of two decimal places—should enjoy a straight run of okays, human and mechanical, clear down the line; but when the figures clacked out at the last clacking-out station, there it was.  The figures were now sacred; immutable; and it was doubtful whether the President of the concern or the Chairman of the Board would have dared question them—even if either of those two gentlemen had been in town.

With one thing and another, the economy hadn’t been exactly in overdrive that year, and predictions for the Christmas season were gloomy.  Early retail figures bore them out. Gift buying dribbled along feebly until Thanksgiving, despite brave speeches by the Administration.  The holiday passed more in self-pity than in thankfulness among owners of gift-oriented businesses.  Then, on Friday following Thanksgiving, the coffin ads struck. Various mottos were advertised worldwide:

  • “The Gift That Will Last More Than a Lifetime”
  •  “Do You Want Your Widow to Be Half-Safe?”
  •  “I Dreamt I Was Caught Dead Without My Virgin-form Casket!”

Newspapers, magazines and every other medium added to the assault, never letting it cool.  It was the most horrendous campaign, for sheer concentration, that had ever battered at the public mind.  The public reeled, blinked, shook its head to clear it, gawked, and rushed out to buy and then holding “popping-off parties” ( with the contention to honor those living before they eventually kicked the can, so to speak ).

The casket industry had by now almost completely automated box-making and grave-digging with some interesting assembly lines and packaging arrangements; there still remained the jobs of management, distribution, consolidation and franchising.  It isn’t hard to imagine the reactions of the rest of the world . . .

Story concepts: business, computer glitch, life and death.


What if the computer glitch was found in time. What then?

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The Finance Department had a check of data integrity or audit.  To preserve profit, the Human Resources department was told to initiate company procedure to size – down across the board; meaning all departments effected.  Without warning of layoff, the Payroll department was obligated to pay a severance payout based on tenure or years of service.  The Budget Forecasting department must of been consulted after the Costing department generated a forecasted scenario . . .

The gist of the corporate machine was as outlined:

The Success Machine by Henry Slesar

Mechanical brains are all the rage these days, so General Products just had to have one.  But the blamed thing almost put them out of business.  Why?  It had no tact.  It insisted upon telling the truth!

The Personnelovac winked, chittered, chortled, chuckled, and burped a card into the slot. “Oh, Lord. Let this one be all right!” He read the card. It was pink.

“Subject #34580. Apt. Rat. 34577. Psych. Clas. 45. Last Per. Vac. An. 3/5/98. Rat. 19. Cur. Rat. 14.  Analysis: Subject demonstrates decreased mechanical coordination.  Decrease in work-energy per man-hour. Marked increase in waste-motion due to subject’s interest in non-essential activities such as horseracing.  Indication of hostility towards superiors.”

“Recommendation: Dismiss them.”

The Personnel Manager sat down and placed the card in front of him. Then, making sure he was unobserved, he broke a company rule and began to Think.

Something’s wrong, he thought.  Something is terribly wrong.  Twenty-four pink cards in the last month.  Twenty-four out of forty this month.  That’s a batting average of — He tried to figure it out with a pencil, but gave it up as a bad job.  Maybe I’ll run it through the Averagovac, he thought.  But why bother?  It’s obvious that it’s high. There’s obviously SOMETHING WRONG.

“Nothing wrong? You call twenty-four firings out of forty nothing?” The old man stood up, still holding the core of his apple.

“ACT is our motto. ACT is our password. ACT is our key to success. And why not?  The Brains do the thinking.  All of us put together couldn’t think so effectively, so perfectly, so honestly as the Brains.  They take the orders, designate raw materials, equipment, manpower.  They schedule our work.  They analyze our products.  They analyze our people.”

“I’m rounding up all the aptitude records of the department heads. They’ll be in your hands in the next couple of days. Feed ’em in! Root ’em out! Spot the deadwood, ACT!”

“I was just getting around to yours. But I figured I’d better make sure the Brain was functioning properly.” He grew confidential. “You know, that darned machine has been firing everyone lately.”

Eagerly, the Personnel Manager collated the records of the Personnelovac. They were far more complex than any employee record, and it took the manager the better part of an hour.

“Subject #PV8. Mech. Rat. 9987. Mem. Rat. 9995. Last Per. Vac. An. None. Cur. Rat. 100.  Analysis: Subject operating at maximum efficiency. Equipped to perform at peak level.  Is completely honest and does not exhibit bias, prejudice, or sentiment in establishing personnel evaluations. Cumulative increase in mnemonic ability.  Analytic ability improving.”

“However,” it read, “because of mechanistic approach to humanistic evaluation, subject displays inability to incorporate human equation in analytical computation, resulting in technically accurate but humanistically incorrect deductions.  Recommendation: Dismiss them.”

Any moment he expected to hear the President’s angry voice over the inter-com.  ( The HR computer just dismissed the Chairman of the Board. ) His anxiety made him fumble, but at last, the job was done.

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Concepts: Business, computer, Human Resources,

The story was published in 1960 and hides in the public domain.

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What if society accepted computer decision without question . . .

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Two Plus Two Makes Crazy- W. Sheldon

Walt Sheldon is bitter-bright in this imaginative short satire of Man’s sell-out by a group of staunch believers in the infallibility of numbers. The following brief is based on that premise.

OUR NEW TYRANT–THE COMPUTER.  The article complained that some of the new labor and food regulations were the result of conscious reasoning on the part of The Computer.  Devices were building the Computer bigger and bigger and bigger at the expense of ordinary workers.

The Computer could do no wrong.  Then it was asked a simple little question by a simple little man. “Essentially each computer is the same, but adjusted to translate problems into the special terms of the division it serves.”

He considered himself a master of the technique of building a career in Computer City–he knew how to stay within the limits of directives and regulations and still make decisions, or rather to relay computer decisions that kept his responsibility to a minimum.

“But is there any real central control, say in case of a breakdown or something of that sort?”

“Of course, of course,” said Krayton, answering the question.

“It’s never necessary to use the All circuit. But we could very easily in case of a great emergency.”

“The All circuit puts every machine in the city to work on any selection-problem that’s fed into our master control here.  Each machine will give its answer in its own special terms, but actually they will all work on the same problem.  To use a grossly simple example, let us say we wish to know the results of two-and-two, but we wish to know it in terms of total security.  That is, we wish to know that two-plus-two means twice as many nourishment units for the Department of Foods, twice as many weapons for the Department of War, but is perhaps not necessarily true according to the current situational adjustment in the Department of Public Information.”

“At any rate, we would set up our problem on the master, pushing the button Two, then the button Plus, and the button Two again as on a primitive adding machine.  Then we would merely throw the All switch.  A short time later the total answer to our problem would be relayed back from every computer, and the cross-comparison factors canceled out, so that we would have the result in terms of the familiar Verdict Statement.  And, as everyone knows, the electronically filed Verdict Statements make the complete record of directives for the controlled behavior of our society.”

The Computer itself had issued a memo in the matter of public thought control;

 " When a brain is faced with two absolutely equal alternatives; complete breakdown invariably results."

Concepts: computer, control, decision,

The story was published in 1954 and was found buried in the public domain; for the enjoyment of future generations.

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As far as the media was concerned, and as you are aware, robots, computers and web pages work 24 hours a day,  7 days a week, 365 days a year; after programming.  Get them working to help you potentially bring in another income and you’re home free. A web page start-up with technical support, at the basic level, is the next wave in the lazy guy’s way to make money. That opportunity is now yours with 2 free web pages for a blog/journal.   Click the picture.

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Launched in 2010, AliExpress.com quickly became an online retail service. It was made up of small businesses in Hong Kong, now China, and elsewhere offering products to international online buyers.  According to Wikipedia sources, it was owned by Alibaba with affiliation in the USA and Canada. It facilitated small businesses to sell to customers all over the world except mainland China, and one could find almost anything for sale. Sellers were independent, and used it as a host to sell to consumers and other businesses. Click the picture.

Visit this web page for a massive selection of Hellboy, Manga, Star Wars, Superhero comics and other pop culture favorites. This web site says it offers thousands of pop culture products such as apparel, comics, graphic novels, statues, toys and other collectibles. The web site also says they carry a huge variety of popular entertainment products from hundreds of manufacturers including DC Direct, Dark Horse, Disney, Hasbro, McFarlane, Marvel, Master Replicas, Tokyopop. Click the picture.

Shop Puzzles on Calendars.comThis calendar web site said they are the world’s biggest and best calendar store because they carry thousands of picture desk, wall and engagement calendars, in formats for every interest and occasion. In addition to calendar items, they also have an extensive game, toy, and puzzle collection featuring thousands of products for sale. Click the picture.

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Daily Cash Flow

The best companies have a handle on their daily cash flow.

Any company is non-profit until it stops spending its cash flow.

Take for example an under-ground public parking lot under private property; charging rent by the half hour.

Ideal downtown location, near the political arena, university, trauma hospital, subway and gay community.

The immediate area was being raised to high-rise developments but with limited parking and no visitor parking!?!

Imagine that underground parking garage the length of the block with 2 parking levels and 155 parking spots available to all with a parking permit – just like on the street. Monthly parking was available for those who could afford it.

Motion sensors opened and closed the garage door.  Security cameras watch the premises.  Bright lights illuminate the back lanes keeping it safe for pedestrians. Radio Frequency buttons were situated throughout the property identifying key points of security checks by private security guards.

Money machines collected the parking permit payed with credit card or coin.

 It’s all automated with mechtechs maintaining the money machines.  Private security guards issued parking permit violations and escorted undesirables off the property.

The owner collected a very large portion of the daily receipts and laughed all the way to the bank.

 A very small sum for money machine maintenance and private ticketing was placed aside. Three parking audits happened throughout the night; the private ticketer, city parking authority, both enforced through the courts, and the private security guard issued parking warnings after checking with the on-line parking payment app.

 The garage was turn-key and was automated – a cash cow worth  about $30 to 50,000 a month!! The closest competition was on the street at 7 cents per minute.

The private public garage rented space only,  they did not take custody of any vehicle.  The garage was therefore not liable for any damage incurred by towing vehicles off the property by police and tow-truck.

Now what to put above ground on top of the private public parking garage the length of a double hockey arena? Medical offices and commerce complimenting low-rise townhouses?

      What we have here is an example of a nascent, niche or turn-key business.  The businesses surrounding this parking lot were set for partying, near a secure parking garage.  Within a block of the private public parking underground, there were about 15 bars open until 3 am catering to the university and medical crowd, not to mention those after work drinkers.  Because of the private parking lot the community was safer.  Security guards patrolled it 24 hours every day and night.

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Canada has more lakefront property than any other so  . . .

So, if the lot was near water then maybe a beach house with an awesome deck for kiosk movie prop settings.

Then there’s another turn-key business in franchised garages and storage  – 24/7 public access with security fobs, gates and cameras.

How’s about a round office condominium tower with movie prop starship bridges. Outrageous!

Then of course, there’s digital marketing .

Office and townhouse preferred parking would only limit public parking availability so,  they would be issued monthly passes allowing them to park anywhere.

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As far as the media was concerned, and as you are aware, robots, computers and web pages work 24 hours a day,  7 days a week, 365 days a year; after programming.  Get them working to help you potentially bring in another income and you’re home free. A web page start-up with technical support, at the basic level, is the next wave in the lazy guy’s way to make money. That opportunity is now yours with 2 free web pages for a blog/journal.   Click the picture.

Image result for ebayLaunched in 1995, eBay.com was a California based multi-billion-dollar business with operations in about 30 countries, including Canada.  According to Wikipedia sources, the company managed an online auction and shopping website in which ordinary, every day people and businesses, bought and sold a wide variety of goods and services worldwide. Click the picture.

Launched in 2010, AliExpress.com quickly became an online retail service. It was made up of small businesses in Hong Kong, now China, and elsewhere offering products to international online buyers.  According to Wikipedia sources, it was owned by Alibaba with affiliation in the USA and Canada. It facilitated small businesses to sell to customers all over the world except mainland China, and one could find almost anything for sale. Sellers were independent, and used it as a host to sell to consumers and other businesses. Click the picture.

Visit this web page for a massive selection of Hellboy, Manga, Star Wars, Superhero comics and other pop culture favorites. This web site says it offers thousands of pop culture products such as apparel, comics, graphic novels, statues, toys and other collectibles. The web site also says they carry a huge variety of popular entertainment products from hundreds of manufacturers including DC Direct, Dark Horse, Disney, Hasbro, McFarlane, Marvel, Master Replicas, Tokyopop. Click the picture.

Shop Puzzles on Calendars.comThis calendar web site said they are the world’s biggest and best calendar store because they carry thousands of picture desk, wall and engagement calendars, in formats for every interest and occasion. In addition to calendar items, they also have an extensive game, toy, and puzzle collection featuring thousands of products for sale. Click the picture.

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Looking for Something?

With this post I hope to do the analytics or comparison for the shopper to save them money and time if they’re shopping or just looking for something?

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The news is full of reports of data breaching and identity theft by hackers. Big corporations can’t protect their customer’s identity so, how does the small business? The solution is . . .

Worldwide On-line Business

Why do I prefer using the PayPal Merchant system for on-line shopping. Because this electronic alternative accepts all credit cards, is compatible to eBay Canada and is confidential, faster and simpler. I do not have to keep digging out my credit card for every transaction. PayPal Canada with 100,000+ visitors knows what it is. To transact business on PayPal, I just need an email address. I can send or receive money on-line and it is held in account. PayPal is my office!!

I estimate about 20% of my time on-line is spent searching for what I want. Many a time I’ve wanted something in particular and priced it in the mall for comparison on-line.

I am a patient guy. I can wait to save a few bucks waiting for it to arrive, especially when it’s cheaper than retail. Retail and wholesale is like the comparison between a beer at the bar and buying a case for the pad.

If your curious about the secret to the lazy man’s way to                             money making opportunities online read on !!

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As far as the media was concerned, and as you are aware, robots, computers and web pages work 24 hours a day,  7 days a week, 365 days a year; after programming.  Get them working to help you potentially bring in another income and you’re home free. A web page start-up with technical support, at the basic level, is the next wave in the lazy guy’s way to make money. That opportunity is now yours with 2 free web pages for a blog/journal.   Click the picture.

Image result for ebayLaunched in 1995, eBay.com was a California based multi-billion-dollar business with operations in about 30 countries, including Canada.  According to Wikipedia sources, the company managed an online auction and shopping website in which ordinary, every day people and businesses, bought and sold a wide variety of goods and services worldwide. Click the picture.

Launched in 2010, AliExpress.com quickly became an online retail service. It was made up of small businesses in Hong Kong, now China, and elsewhere offering products to international online buyers.  According to Wikipedia sources, it was owned by Alibaba with affiliation in the USA and Canada. It facilitated small businesses to sell to customers all over the world except mainland China, and one could find almost anything for sale. Sellers were independent, and used it as a host to sell to consumers and other businesses. Click the picture.

Visit this web page for a massive selection of Hellboy, Manga, Star Wars, Superhero comics and other pop culture favorites. This web site says it offers thousands of pop culture products such as apparel, comics, graphic novels, statues, toys and other collectibles. The web site also says they carry a huge variety of popular entertainment products from hundreds of manufacturers including DC Direct, Dark Horse, Disney, Hasbro, McFarlane, Marvel, Master Replicas, Tokyopop. Click the picture.

Shop Puzzles on Calendars.comThis calendar web site said they are the world’s biggest and best calendar store because they carry thousands of picture desk, wall and engagement calendars, in formats for every interest and occasion. In addition to calendar items, they also have an extensive game, toy, and puzzle collection featuring thousands of products for sale. Click the picture.

promote ebookFree-eBooks.net was an internet source for free eBook downloads, eBook resources & eBook authors. There were many genres to choose from such as academic, classics, fiction, nonfiction, text books and audio books for adults or children.  Any reader could read & download eBooks for free: anytime! Click the picture.

Opportunity to Make Money

Before investigating the opportunity to make money using the benefits of affiliate marketing, I was studying a digital MBA and IP course.  Anyways . . .

Erroneous positions and negative comments concerning discovery, exploitation and exploration, with territorial expansion of any collective surveillance,  was under scrutiny for demographics of predictive algorithms.

Affiliate networks utilize marketing techniques set-up for the demographic predictive analytic categorization.

T.A.M. represented Total Addressable Market in Venture Capital big time; looking at 5 percent of the market.

Linkedin Social Networking presented a way to contact customers thru past acqauintances or business to business.

Business people qualities include attitude, determinism, focused long term planning, forward thinking, optimisim, resilence, sales skills, strategics, team involvement and a passion for excellence.

Business trends were easily identified by researching the business venture capitalists or VCs investing in the idea. When a venture capitalist backed the venture, others considered it a cool buy in and got in thru the back door.

A Limited Liability Company or LLC had the benefits of being cheaper than a public corporation because of limited liability and taxes offset in a crunch; all protecting the family.

The stock market was based on purchasing for 250 days a year.  Buying low priced stocks effected the future price so, if a rich guy converged on the one stock within a sector say, a Canadian BioTech with only a handful listed, a newsletter outlined a possible date to buy as many as possible.  When the price jump vertically thus, allowing a review of corporate policies on unused pension investments. They put idle money to use.  Buy – sell – pocket profit – repeat.

Hollywood was liberal arts and science technology.  Marketing was allowed only with permission from the subjects.  A movie producer wanted 100% control of all aspects of their production.  They shoot on VHS, copy to a dvd and then edited on Apple computer for graphics.  Separate contracts were required for any step or source of the production: actor, camera, editor, script, etc.

Brand protection in the USA meant a registered trademark which was a R in a circle or a TM in a circle for limited coverage.

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End User Beware: The banners are redirect points to affiliate programs.  When the end-user decides a purchase from the various affiliate merchants using the hidden hyperlink connection, this could conclude with the web page blog \ journal earning a small commission; to continue research on many topics of discussion.

Thumb Nail Picture Market Place

As far as the media was concerned, and as you are aware, robots, computers and web pages work 24 hours a day,  7 days a week, 365 days a year; after programming.  Get them working to help you potentially bring in another income and you’re home free. A web page start-up with technical support, at the basic level, is the next wave in the lazy guy’s way to make money. That opportunity is now yours with 2 free web pages for a blog/journal.   Click the picture.

Image result for ebayLaunched in 1995, eBay.com was a California based multi-billion-dollar business with operations in about 30 countries, including Canada.  According to Wikipedia sources, the company managed an online auction and shopping website in which ordinary, every day people and businesses, bought and sold a wide variety of goods and services worldwide. Click the picture.

Launched in 2010, AliExpress.com quickly became an online retail service. It was made up of small businesses in Hong Kong, now China, and elsewhere offering products to international online buyers.  According to Wikipedia sources, it was owned by Alibaba with affiliation in the USA and Canada. It facilitated small businesses to sell to customers all over the world except mainland China, and one could find almost anything for sale. Sellers were independent, and used it as a host to sell to consumers and other businesses. Click the picture.

Visit this web page for a massive selection of Hellboy, Manga, Star Wars, Superhero comics and other pop culture favorites. This web site says it offers thousands of pop culture products such as apparel, comics, graphic novels, statues, toys and other collectibles. The web site also says they carry a huge variety of popular entertainment products from hundreds of manufacturers including DC Direct, Dark Horse, Disney, Hasbro, McFarlane, Marvel, Master Replicas, Tokyopop. Click the picture.

Shop Puzzles on Calendars.comThis calendar web site said they are the world’s biggest and best calendar store because they carry thousands of picture desk, wall and engagement calendars, in formats for every interest and occasion. In addition to calendar items, they also have an extensive game, toy, and puzzle collection featuring thousands of products for sale. Click the picture.

promote ebookFree-eBooks.net was an internet source for free eBook downloads, eBook resources & eBook authors. There were many genres to choose from such as academic, classics, fiction, nonfiction, text books and audio books for adults or children.  Any reader could read & download eBooks for free: anytime! Click the picture.

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