A Peek into the Year 2300
At the beginning of the year, I decided to give myself a book challenge by working through twenty books which have won the hugo Award for Best Novel. Seeing Isaac Asimov’s Foundation, I immediately knew which book I had to start with. I devoured the book rather quickly, and went ahead and read the trilogy. The classic and quintessential science fiction goes like this - fifty thousand years in the future, mankind now lives under a galactic Empire that is on the verge of collapse. A scientist named hari Seldon has determined that the galactic Empire’s
fall will result into a replay of Earth’s Dark Ages on a galactic scale. To save humanity, Seldon is tasked to create two Foundations that preserve the accumulated knowledge of the physical sciences and thereby shorten the 300,000 years of Dark Age that followed the Empire’s collapse to a 1,000year interregnum. This is Isaac Asimov sketching a little saga, and I must say the series is an unqualified triumph. And with that, begs the question – what does our future look like?