Everything starts as somebody's daydream.
The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program.
Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new, but I don't know how long he's been doing it; he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore!
I'd repair our education system or replace it with something that works.
In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.
We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid.
Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen.
I've spent a lot of my life among people brighter than myself.
I do suspect that privacy was a passing fad.
But... watching Steven Barnes taught me to treat my life like an art form.
I never got good at predicting what millions of people will suddenly decide is rational.
The human species really could have faced global thermonuclear war. During seventy years of Cold War we grew used to it.
Treat your life like something to be sculpted.
We should not have assumed that a political space station could be built.
And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories. It was pretty clear I'd never catch up.
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