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In one paragraph he touches on many diverse thoughts. Alternate energy & =

synthetic materials. =



You now face a new world, a world of change. The thrust into outer space of=
the =

satellite, spheres and missiles marked the beginning of another epoch in th=
e =

long story of mankind - the chapter of the space age. In the five or more =

billions of years the scientists tell us it has taken to form the earth, in=
the =

three or more billion years of development of the human race, there has nev=
er =

been a greater, a more abrupt or staggering evolution. We deal now not with =

things of this world alone, but with the illimitable distances and as yet =

unfathomed mysteries of the universe. We are reaching out for a new and =

boundless frontier. We speak in strange terms: of harnessing the cosmic ene=
rgy; =

of making winds and tides work for us; of creating unheard synthetic materi=
als =

to supplement or even replace our old standard basics; of purifying sea wat=
er =

for our drink; of mining ocean floors for new fields of wealth and food; of =

disease preventatives to expand life into the hundred of years; of controll=
ing =

the weather for a more equitable distribution of heat and cold, of rain and =

shine; of space ships to the moon; of the primary target in war, no longer =

limited to the armed forces of an enemy, but instead to include his civil =

populations; of ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinis=
ter =

forces of some other planetary galaxy; of such dreams and fantasies as to m=
ake =

life the most exciting of all time.

http://www.nationalcenter.org/MacArthurFarewell.htmlFull speach.1962 at =
West =

Point.

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