Since, in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring–not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason...
…the movies are most people’s exposure to ideas about the future.
when you shoot for the stars, you can’t ever look back.
As the practical value of altering consciousness becomes recognized, procedures to effect these alterations will become increasingly ordinary and unremarkable. The whole concept of changing states of consciousness will cease to have a threatening or...
In the morning I don’t want to know where I’ll be in the afternoon.
I’d rather be rich and healthy than poor and sick.
The present is an eternal attempt to separate the past from the future.