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“This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.”
Arthur C. Clarke
“It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.”
“The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1 January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century and the Third Millennium.”
“Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.”
“As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying.”
“Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.”
“I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.”
“Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here. Well, it can't hide forever -- one day we will overhear it.”
“[The competition at the NASA Ames Research Center invited teams to take their best shot at creating the world's first] space elevator ... The Fountains of Paradise.”
“If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible he is almost certainly right, but if he says that it is impossible he is very probably wrong.”
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