Ray Bradbury wants to go back to the moon so that we can colonize Mars, but first:
“I think our country is in need of a revolution,” Bradbury said. “There is too much government today. We’ve got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people and for the people.”
I’m pretty sure an effort to colonize the Red Planet would take quite a lot more government, not less. And more machines for that matter, which also might not go over so well with Bradbury:
“We have too many cellphones. We’ve got too many Internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.”
Bradbury wrote darkly about bookburning in “Fahrenheit 451,” but he sounds ready to use a Kindlefor kindling. “I was approached three times during the last year by Internet companies wanting to put my books” on an electronic reading device, he said. “I said to Yahoo, ‘Prick up your ears and go to hell.’ “
Ah well. He had some good stories back in the day.