[ExI] "Heavy Industry--1995"
sjatkins at mac.com
Thu Jun 19 09:18:47 UTC 2008
Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 06:29 AM 6/16/2008 -0400, MB wrote:
>> And I look at my ancient SF books and wonder what happened.
>> James White: Second Ending
>> James Blish: The Seedling Stars
>> We've lost our way?
> Well, those books are set considerably in the future, no? And even
> for "near futures" there can be setbacks of a few decades.
Speaking for myself, I lost my way or never fully found and claimed it.
Somehow I didn't put it together that if I expected these wondrous
things to happen that I, I personally, needed to arrange my life to do
what I can to make it so. Instead I cheered from the sidelines, talked
about the fascinating ideas over and over and over again but spent most
of my time for the 8 or 9 years since I came around these parts working
relatively mundane jobs for most of my productive time to "make a
living" with no clear plan or energy about living more as needed to help
bring the future as I want it into being.
I suspect I am not alone. Maybe "in another life"? What are we (many
of us) waiting for?
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