The world of science and the world of literature have much in common. Each is an international club helping to tie mankind together across barriers of nationality race and language. I have been doubly lucky being accepted as a member of both.
Biology is now bigger than physics as measured by the size of budgets by the size of the workforce or by the output of major discoveries and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century.
The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.
What the world needs is a small compact flexible fusion technology that could make electricity where and when it is needed. The existing fusion program is leading to a huge source of centralized power at a price that nobody except a government can afford.
I see a bright future for the biotechnology industry when it follows the path of the computer industry the path that von Neumann failed to foresee becoming small and domesticated rather than big and centralized.