Benjamin Franklin on Future of Science

The rapid progress true science now makes occasions my regretting sometimes that I was born so soon. It is impossible to imagine the Height to which may be carried, in a thousand years, the Power of Man over Matter...Agriculture may diminish its Labour and double its Produce; all Diseases may, by sure means, be prevented or cured, not even excepting that of Old Age, and our Lives lengthened at pleasure even beyond the antediluvian Standard. O that moral Science were in as fair a way of Improvement, that Men would cease to be Wolves to one another, and that human Beings would at length learn what they now improperly call Humanity.


An optimistic vision of the future of man and a lament that he won't be able to see it.

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 The Autobiography and Other Writings
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Franklin, Benjamin and Silverman , Kenneth (2003-04-01), The Autobiography and Other Writings, Penguin Classics, Retrieved on 2012-08-16
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    02 MAR 2011

     Seeing Farther Through Science

    Visionary memes about the future of the human race and our potential.
    09 JAN 2013

     Be Optimistic

    Science is making the world better. Keep your chin up and look forward to the exiting adventures it's bringing you.
    Folksonomies: enlightenment optimism
    Folksonomies: enlightenment optimism