Best-selling science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury says that the effort being put into creating the next new gadget could be better used toward exploring our universe and heading back to the moon.
“[President Barak Obama] should be announcing that we should go back to the moon,” he tells the LA Times. “We should never have left there. We should go to the moon and prepare a base to fire a rocket off to Mars and then go to Mars and colonize Mars. Then when we do that, we will live forever.”
“I think our country is in need of a revolution,” Bradbury said. “There is too much government today. We’ve got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people and for the people.”
Bradbury says that our country and world has “too many machines” and, ““We have too many cellphones. We’ve got too many Internets. We have got to get rid of those machines.”
And if you’re looking for the author’s great works in electronic form, you could be in for a long wait.
“I was approached three times during the last year by Internet companies wanting to put my books” on an electronic reading device, he said. “I said to Yahoo, ‘Prick up your ears and go to hell.’ ”
And these comments were all made BEFORE Bradbury saw the video we posted earlier today.