"The British mathematician Stephen Hawking, in his 1988 bestseller A Brief History of Time, found it tantalizing that we could not remember the future. But remembering the future is child's play for me now. I know what will become of my helpless, trusting babies because they are grown-ups now. I know how my closest friends will end up because so many of them are retired or dead now . . .
"To Stephen Hawking and all others younger than myself I say, 'Be patient. Your future will soon come to you and lie down at your feet like a dog who knows and loves you no matter what you are.' "
-- Kurt Vonnegut, preface to 25th-anniversary edition of Slaughterhouse-Five
Monday, September 07, 2020
Posted by David Appell at 9/07/2020 06:38:00 PM