Carl Sagan’s last interview with Charlie Rose

At the end of his life, Carl Sagan cared deeply about where science stood in the public imagination.

During his final interview, aired on May 27, 1996, Carl Sagan issued a strong warning, telling Charlie Rose:

We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces. I mean, who is running the science and technology in a democracy if the people don’t know anything about it.

via OpenCulture

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