Carl Sagan: 17 Years Ago we were his last interview.

The interview clip originally aired on "Charlie Rose" on May 27, 1996.

Carl Sagan expressed two types of dangers in '96
  • We have arranged a society around science and technology.
  • That nobody understands science and technology.
 Carl Sagan inspired a generation of scientists with his work in and out of the classroom, but he didn't always present science with cheer. He claimed that this is a combustible mix of ignorance and power if no is running science & technology. Fast Forwarding to now we see social media has been born and things like Facebook & Twitter often take the stage as new media outlets, faster and sometimes more powerful than old media itself (Newspaper & News TV). With that type of power there has also been a lot of disinformation that goes around heavily such as the celebrity deaths, Kony 2012, etc.
So with these warnings what should the people of Earth do against the government(s) which refuses to acknowledge the power of science and technology in a beneficial way?

About Carl Sagan:
Carl Sagan was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences. He spent most of his career as a professor of astronomy at Cornell University where he directed the Laboratory for Planetary Studies. He published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books. He advocated scientific skeptical inquiry and the scientific method, pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
Sagan is known for his popular science books and for the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which he narrated and co-wrote. The book Cosmos was published to accompany the series. Sagan wrote the novel Contact, the basis for a 1997 film of the same name.
After suffering from myelodysplasia, and receiving three bone marrow transplants, Sagan died of pneumonia at the age of 62 at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, on December 20, 1996. He was buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Ithaca, New York.

Source: Wikipedia


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