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Not pontificating. Only trying to bat on the side of the environment. And ethics. And simple living. And slowing down. (And trying to learn and practise before preaching or teaching...)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Arthur C Clarke's wishes

In December 2007, "marking his 90th orbit of the sun" Sir Arthur expressed three wishes: to see some evidence of alien life, to see "us kick our current addiction to oil and adopt clean energy sources", and finally, peace in his adopted nation.
Continued research on ET's and UFO's may find success sooner or later. Political sanity is the likely solution for Wish No 3.

And for wish No 2? That will require a combination of continued research (into alternate, green energy sources), and exemplary political sanity (including wisdom and will) to reduce our addiction to 'black' fossil fuels. If only, as a visionary, he had given us an indication of things to come, just as he had predicted the use of geosynchronous orbit.
RIP, Sir Arthur. The rest of us will live in hope, and try to live by the message of another environmental visionary Jacques Cousteau - "If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith and we have hope, and we can work".



Blogger Indrani said...

True Swarna, had he lived a decade longer, he could have given us clues in the form of his predictions.

RIP Sir Arthur C. Clarke

21 March, 2008  
Blogger Pradeep said...

An amazing author he was. Used to read him long back.. He had the power to keep the reader in his grip.

27 March, 2008  
Blogger Swarna said...

Indrani, Pradeep,
Let's hope there are more visionaries of his ilk, much needed for all generations.

27 March, 2008  

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