Compiled by Edward Seiler (ejseiler@) and John H. Jenkins (jenkins&#). Special thanks to Soh Kam Yung, Mark Brader, Matthew P. Wiener, and Colin Cutler for their contributions.
A mining colony on the distant planet of Pandora threatens the lives of the N’avi, a blue-skinned humanoid race native to the planet. Paraplegic Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) in the guise of a genetically engineered N’avi physique is given the task of convincing the natives to move their properties to an additional location simply because they at present reside on leading of a rich supply of the valuable mineral Unobtanium. Jake bonds with the N’avi and falls in enjoy with Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) the chiefs daughter. Also starring Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez and Stephen Lang.
At the starting of tablet nine, Gilgamesh is grieving the death of Enkidu, and begins to worry his personal eventual demise. He then decided to seek out Utnapishtim, the Sumerian flood hero, to learn the secret of eternal life. Among the survivors of the Good Flood, Utnapishtim and his wife have been the only humans granted immortality by the gods.
In the two preceding chapters I have described the techniques of what may be named wholesale mind-manipulation, as practiced by the greatest demagogue and the most successful salesmen in recorded history. But no human challenge can be solved by wholesale techniques alone. The shotgun has its location, but so has the hypodermic syringe. In the chapters that adhere to I shall describe some of the far more successful techniques for manipulating not crowds, not entire publics, but isolated men and women.
Whilst Asimov is not well-identified for his prose or overly deep characters, his robot stories have withstood the test of time for their logical puzzles. Like the lengthy history of stories ahead of his own, he continued to appear at how folks would ultimately attempt and remake themselves in their personal image, imposing a rigid set of morals on their creations that would ultimately break down in the face of human nature. In a planet dominated by electronics, his stories remain very relevant and interesting, but above all, entertaining.