( Hollywood Films include Bicentennial Man (1999) and I, Robot(2004) )
Isaac Asimov is probably the most well known sci fi author.
He wrote about how technology integrate in our lives. We’re still
fascinated by his work as his ethical ponderings about
the role of computing and robots which are become ever
more relevant as we achieve his vision – you’ll know his work
on screen with Bicentennial Man and I Robot. I don’t think he’s a
great writer of people, but great at foretelling massive scientific shifts.
'The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster
than society gathers wisdom.'
'Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder
critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence
has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.'
'It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor
in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking
into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.'
'Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost
under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.'
'There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it
'Tell me why the stars do shine,
Tell me why the ivy twines,
Tell me what makes skies so blue,
And I'll tell you why I love you.'
'Nuclear fusion makes stars to shine,
Tropisms make the ivy twine,
Raleigh scattering make skies so blue,
Testicular hormones are why I love you.'
'I write for the same reason I breathe ... because if I didn't, I would die.'