Ray Bradbury: We've Got Too Many Internets

Sci-fi great also thinks we need a revolution and a moon base
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2010 8:53 AM CDT
Science fiction author Ray Bradbury sits in front of a photo of Mars, presented to him during an 83rd birthday party in his honor on, Aug. 23, 2003, at The Planetary Society in Pasadena, Calif.   (AP Photo/Stefano Paltera)
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(Newser) – Ray Bradbury: Crotchety tea partier? That’s the impression you might get from his interview with the LA Times, in which he decries the government, the “Internets” and the state of space travel. “We have too many cellphones. We’ve got too many internets,” the Farenheit 451 author declares, “We’ve got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines.”

He expounds too on matters of politics. “I think our country is in need of a revolution,” he says. “There is too much government today.” And what should the government and Barack Obama be doing differently? “He should be announcing that we should go back to the moon. 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. When we do that, we will live forever.”

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