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Often, art defines real life and in many forms predicts, and even creates the future. It is uncanny how art has revealed so many parallels between fact and fiction. We also find this in actual historical events. What have we learned from the past and parallels to the present we find there? Whether fact or fiction, art or historical event, what are some of these parallels and using the past as a guide, can we prevent the onset of a human catastrophe? What responsibility do consumers have in using the lessons of the past to avoid potential perils of the future?

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