Ben Bova – The Anti-Dystopian
There are few bigger names in the SF/speculative fiction area than our very special guest today Dr. Ben Bova. The author of more than 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has been involved in science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space age.
In a time when many are fearful of science, technology and indeed of the future itself, Ben is a resolute optimist. “Science is a way of making better tools”, he says. “Without tool-making, you don’t have a noble savage – you have a dead naked ape.”
There is, however, one issue that give him very serious concern: global warming. Listen to the show to find out his predictions for our future… the man who correctly anticipated virtual reality, human cloning, stem cell therapy and even zero-gravity sex(!) has some strong words for us to heed – before it’s too late.
Presented by Peter Cox in London and Nobilis Reed in Washington DC.[audio:btl/btl_002.mp3]
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