Minkowski, one of Einstein's teachers, adapted his student's math and built a coordinated geometry from it, revolutionizing physics.
Lorentz, Poincare and Minkowski each contributed to the idea of simultaneity.
"While recognizing the historical elements that would make the day for other theorists (the role of gold, hidden pyramids, the Holocaust, the Apollo 11 mission, etc..) "Mstrmnd" has mainly tried to show that Kubrick's SHINING is an attempt to explore a new form of language, non-linear, non-literal, along with 2001: A Space Odyssey, by stimulating moviegoers neuropsychologically."
Paul Kay's (U Cal Berkeley) phenomenal research into color names and brain lateralization. Using the Sapir-Whorff hypothesis (that meaning can shift between cultures and allow for differing modes of perception) as a starting point, Kay has discovered elements of both how the brain operates and how language operates on the world around us.
From U Chicago: Are there primitive languages: Language, Myth and Reality, a short and sweet study-guide.
Although it may be a tool to find individuals and catch them before acts of mayhem, Prism is likely a prediction tool that may spot approaching trouble weeks before it spreads chaotically across the globe. Big Data can spot minor fluctuations, waves or ripples, that can spread rapidly. An example: a Saudi crude price that is an anomaly, or even a mistaken listing that can predict a devastating rise in gas prices weeks or months prior to reaching the U.S.
Obviously the algorithmic possibilities are critical: is Turing in PRISM's future?
The next realm for the blockbuster is the conquering of the inner to release us into the outer. Whole objects cannot traverse the theoretical wormhole whole. Skip past Kip Thorne. Study the new-time physicists....
Le mond diplo on the rise of African science-fiction:
To paraphrase the Senegalese philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne: on a continent where attempts to improve humanity’s lot are in crisis, meaning comes from the future. A group of young African artists, black and white grandchildren of the independence generation, have started a cultural revolution by moving into science fiction, until recently the preserve of western imaginations. The “invisible men” of the 3D Fiction collective, linked online and through pan-African magazines, are exploring “the possibilities of shared writing on the future”, and say “the future described in a [sci-fi] story engenders a new present, which challenges our own”
Julian Barbour uses Leibniz to explore the nature of physical reality. Beyond Ted Talk levels.
Lecture from the Perimeter Institute http://streamer.perimeterinstitute.ca/Flash/9a93c428-c616-4dca-8713-915277e28056/viewer.html