It is exciting to have some Kentucky actors in the latest soon-to-be block buster opening March 23, 2012, The Hunger Games
. Louisville, Kentucky's own Jennifer Lawrence
plays the lead, Katniss Everdeen, in this futuristic movie. Josh Hutcherson from Union, KY plays Peeta Mellark, who just may have a thing for Katniss.
A novel by author Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
has been adapted for the big screen in a big way. Here is Amazon's Book Description
:Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.
It is not a bad thing to have another exciting block buster for our young adults based upon a series of novels. This is the first in a series, just maybe we can get our young adults off the computers, iPhones, and gaming systems a little more and get their noses into a book. The vibe is that not only young adults but adults alike are enjoying this well written, light reading, action adventure series.The Hunger Games Movie Times & Locations:
Hint: Choose March 22 for Midnight ScreeningsThe Hunger Games
- Between what ages must you be in order to enter the reaping?
- What is an "Avox?"
- Which person does Katniss frequently sell strawberries to?
- What industry characterizes Katniss's 'District 12?'
- What is the name of the mutant killer wasps?
We hope you enjoy catching The Hunger Games and watching Louisville's own Jennifer Lawrence in what is expected to be a big block buster.
P.S. While we like to support Louisville actors and people reading more books, we ARE an I.T. Consulting Company here in Louisville. Computers and Data ARE what your business runs on and Absolute Networking is here to help. Being a Microsoft Partner for well over a decade ensures your business is receiving the most in expertise and knowledge. Contact us for a FREE Consultation or give us a call today: 502.267.2552.
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ANSWERS: 1. To enter the Reaping you must be between the ages of 12 & 18, 2. An Avox is someone whose tongue has been cut out, 3. Katniss sells strawberries to the mayor, 4. Coal Mining is the industry of District 12, 5. Those terrible wasps are called Tracker Jackers.
What a neat little video to check out what is going on in Microsoft's big brains for the next 8+ years. We have to guess that these innovations are already in the works, right?
Some other cool Future Technology things to check out:
A top Futurist who is doing, and has done some very exciting things, Ray Kurzweil, might be worth a check out.
As we look to the future do not forget the past, are you familiar with Moore's Law? For you and I the non-scientists, it equates to a double of computing speeds every two years while prices remain a constant. For Moore's law this means today is measured as x1, then in ten years technology will be 32x.
Is your business ready?
For business how does all of this help? Digest all of these future tidbits, then, look at your business & industry. How can you innovate beyond where you are today? Is it possible for your ENTIRE staff to be working from home and or the field and still be effective? What if the decisions you made today started working you toward a more reliable computer network and technology infrastructure? What if you were 5, 10, 15 years ahead of your competitors?
P.S. We can't promise we can predict the future of your industry, but we might be able to offer a 2nd opinion on your business's technology. Give us a shout, fill out our Free Consultation form and maybe your technology decisions can start being based upon a future plan, not just avoiding tomorrow's headaches.