Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy ~ 1931-2015.

The world received the sad news today that Leonard Nimoy has passed away after an extended battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). He was 83 years old.

I won't attempt to eulogize Mr. Nimoy. There are countless other writers and historians whom have already said what we're all feeling. Nimoy was irreplaceable. Whether he realized it or not, Nimoy's very presence on screen inspired an entire generation of scientists, futurists, free-thinkers and creators. Because we live in a time where his creative endeavors can be seen long after his passing, I'm certain he will continue to inspire many more generations to come. Through Spock, Nimoy has achieved what man has always sought -- immortality.

Very few realize how important Star Trek is to the modern development of our world. So many aspects of that fictitious universe in deep space have transcended the fourth wall. From transparent aluminum to personal communicators and tablet computers, the world of Star Trek correctly deduced a plethora of technologies that we now employ on a daily basis. At the core of that fabled journey through the stars was Mr. Spock. Over the course of six decades, Nimoy carried the weight of that narrative for all to enjoy.

The universe is a little less brighter than it was before. Leonard Nimoy will be sorely missed.

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