Monday, June 1, 2009

Remote Sensing

Ascent of Little Mount Peel, June 2009, JB
This new bright day is the twentieth of February 2108, and these men and women are members of the New Zealand Re-Discovery Expedition to North America. Spared by the belligerents of the Third World War -- not, I need hardly say, for any humanitarian reason, but simply because, like Equatorial Africa, it was too remote to be worth anybody's while to obliterate -- New Zealand survived and even modestly flourished in an isolation which, because of the dangerously radioactive condition of the rest of the world, remained for more than a century almost absolute.
Aldous Huxley, Ape and Essence, 1949

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