Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Meandering around and around . . .

Today is the birthday of Arthur Charles Clarke (December 16, 1917 – March 19, 2008), science fiction author. He is best known for the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey.

"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

"Perhaps it is better to be un-sane and happy, than sane and un-happy. But it is the best of all to be sane and happy. Whether our descendants can achieve that goal will be the greatest challenge of the future. Indeed, it may well decide whether we have any future." - Arthur C. Clarke

"The Information Age offers much to mankind, and I would like to think that we will rise to the challenges it presents. But it is vital to remember that information — in the sense of raw data — is not knowledge, that knowledge is not wisdom, and that wisdom is not foresight. But information is the first essential step to all of these." - Arthur C. Clarke

"One cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying." - Arthur C. Clarke

"I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here." - Arthur C. Clarke

"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." - Arthur C. Clarke

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