Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Earth: The Pale Blue Dot"



EARTH: The Pale Blue Dot from Michael Marantz on Vimeo.


(Found at Sentient Developments.)

5 comments:

Justin said...

After reading the Kunstler piece below, and the comments that followed it, that was like a heavy dose of interweb ativan. Phew! I needed that.

Mac said...

Ha! I know what you mean. However, I was a little rattled by Sagan's implied certainty that we'd eventually become a space-faring species . . . because it's all too possible it simply won't happen.

Justin said...

I've no doubt that we're in a Ballardian flat spin, but Sagan's speech still gave me goose bumps. In fact, it was so rousing that it took me a minute to realize that he was espousing what some would call transhumanism. For a few minutes there, I was transported back to a simpler time, when transhumanism didn't seem like a desperate bail out attempt, and the sky wasn't the limit, but merely the starting point for a grand and noble project.

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