Posts Tagged ‘asimov’

Searching for a robot

March 17, 2011 2 comments

I thrust my hands into my jacket’s pocket, for Denver is always chilly after sunset. As I pass the leasing office, I stop and look at the sky. There are no¬†clouds tonight, and so I get a splendid view of the moon.

Usually, whenever I look at the sky I fantasize about Foundation. Could something like that really happen? Would it?

But today, my thoughts trail to the end of the series. Fifteen years ago, when I first read the books, an abandoned and radioactive earth was just another plot in a story. Today – the odds of that happening, though¬†minuscule, are significant enough to be worried about. How many generations of my descendants will know the Earth as a beautiful planet? I really don’t know, and I’m scared to think about it.

Where are you, R. Daneel Olivaw? The world needs you, more than ever.


Thought for the day

September 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

– Salvor Hardin