Since cinema and television were introduced into our lives, a vision of another place and time conceived by others can capture our imaginations and carry us away, often to a place in the future. Creative genius allows us to experience fictional and fantastical situations, scenery and scripts. From “Star Trek” and “Space Odyssey,” to “Back to the Future,” time travel full of fantasy and fun captivates us and allows us to enter a possible future world as a form of entertainment. Key words here are fiction, fantasy, fun, entertainment, and yes … very possible!

Many of you have seen the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist’s (AANA’s) recent marketing script: “CRNAs: The Future of Anesthesia Care, Today.”

Now jump into a time capsule and allow yourself to be transported into a new hypothetical movie – “The Future of Anesthesia Care.” This movie is based upon the tragic, not-so-short story titled...

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