Carl Sagan Ponders the Future

Carl Sagan Ponders the Future

In his 1995 book The Demon-Haunted World, astronomer and author Carl Sagan wrote these words:

I have a foreboding of an America in my childrens or grandchildrens time—when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and whats true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

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