It is no mystery why this blog has had several references / postings to Arthur C. Clarke. In addition to being an outstanding sci-fi writer and futurist, he is also the guy who, more than anyone else, has popularized the concept of a Space Elevator.
In his latest missive (available here), he talks about many things, including his pleasure at the gradual acceptance of the idea of a Space Elevator and his three wishes:
1. A method to generate limitless quantities of clean energy.
2. Affordable and reliable means of space transport.
3. Eliminating the design faults in the human body
I can only agree. Sir Clarke turns 90 this year, on December 16th. I hope there is some sort of celebration planned for this.
Read the article – it’s quite enjoyable…