Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Positive Message

"What new wonders undreamt of in our time, will we have wrought in another generation, and another? How far will our nomadic species have wandered, at the end of the next century, and the next Millennium?"

"Yet it will not be we who reach Alpha Centauri and the other nearby stars. It will be a species very much like us, with more of our strengths, and fewer of our weaknesses."


1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Nice bit. Inspiring.

But I'm not sure that our descendants who reach other stars will be all that similar to us, or even strictly biological. Once there's movement toward new kinds of humans, or new kinds of intelligence, that movement will be exceedingly rapid.