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On The Brink Of Colossal Cataclysmic Change

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:32:28 -0000
Archived: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:55:00 -0500
Subject: On The Brink Of Colossal Cataclysmic Change

Hello List,

Jan Morris: 'We're On The Brink Of Colossal, Cataclysmic Change'

I have read one or two of her 'foreign country' novels and they
were quite thoughtful. Even so this interview was surprising.

From The Independent, UK

http://tinyurl.com/6bzeczt

Monday, 14 March 2011

[Extract begins]

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"I have this strong feeling that we're on the brink of some
colossal change, some cataclysmic, indeed cosmic change. Look at
the world in the last five years, the pace of change at every
level. The technology, Twitter, Facebook, the internet, is so
astonishing, it's unlike anything we've ever experienced before.
I have reached the conclusion that what's going to happen is..."

A silence hung in the air. It was like the last moments of the X
Factor only more, you know, open-ended.

What? "We're going to discover, very soon, that we're not alone
in this universe."

Holy mackerel. You believe there's life on another planet?
"We're going to discover there are sentient beings in the
galaxy. When it happens, the psychological effects will be
phenomenal. We'll have to start again. Forget Libya. Forget
Cameron. This is really big stuff. And it's going to happen, not
in my lifetime, but in yours."

Can she be serious?

"Of course, if you articulate this view, as I've discovered,"
she said equably, "you're called a Millennialist. 'Oh,' they
say. 'She's bonkers, she's gone off her head.' But I haven't. I
believe in the sentient beings. But who they are, or where they
are, that's not my business."

Oh come now. If ever a global civilisation needed a
representative to talk to an alien race about its urban
triumphs, and about the need for kindness at a cosmic,
intergalactic level, it's Jan Morris. But judging by her present
form, the civilisation inspector (OfCiv?) will certainly be
around long enough to see the invaders arrive and depart.

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[Extract Ends]


Cheers Ray D


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