Wednesday, October 15, 2003
China's first manned space mission blasted off yesterday, and the name "Yang Liwei" joined that of Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard as their nations' first men to fly into space. I should probably find this scary, for some political reason, but in reality I find it exciting as hell. I confess to being troubled by the seemingly-growing attitude of "Screw space exploration, let's work on jacking the human brain up to a computer instead". Personally, I don't see why we can't have both.