I totally sympathize with Clarke here:
Tad Daley | Apollo or Extinction
Tad Daley, Truthout: "On December 31, 1999, National Public Radio interviewed the futurist and science fiction genius Arthur C. Clarke.
Since the author had forecast so many of the 20th century's most fundamental developments, the NPR correspondent asked Clarke if anything
had happened in the preceding 100 years that he never could have anticipated. 'Yes, absolutely,' Clarke replied, without a moment's
hesitation. 'The one thing I never would have expected is that, after centuries of wonder and imagination and aspiration, we would have gone to
the moon ... and then stopped.'"