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Spring 1998

DNA Will Grow More Complex With Space Travel

Stephen Hawking is the celebrated Cambridge physicist and author of A Brief History of Time. The followin gis an excerpt of Hawking's reflections prepared for the White House Millenium Council.

Cambridge - Nearly all the visions of the future that we have been shown from H.G. Wells onward have been esentially static. They show a society that is in most cases far in advance of ours, in science, in technology and in poitical organization. (That last might not be difficult). There must have been great changes with their accompanying tensions and upsets in the period between now and then. But by the time we are shown the future, science, technology, and the organization of society are supposed to have achieved a level of near perfection.

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