Grand Master of Science Fiction Jack Williamson Greetings to 2012 Revealed at L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Begs Future Generation for Forgiveness
Predictions from top writers and scientists sealed 25 years ago were recently revealed at the L. Ron Hubbard Awards Ceremony honoring winners of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012
Founding Writers of the Future Contest judge and Grand Master of Science Fiction Robert Silverberg was on hand 25 years ago at the Writers of the Future awards ceremony held atop the World Trade Center in April 1987 to place his prediction of what life would be like in the year 2012. Williamson was one of several highly acclaimed science fiction writers and scientists whose forecasts were recently revealed when that time capsule sealed 25 years ago was opened.
In his prediction for 2012, Williamson wrote, “If we had a time-phone, now in 1987, we would beg you to forgive us. We have burdened you with impossible debts, wasted and polluted the planet that should have been your rich heritage, left you instead a dreadful legacy of ignorance, want and war.
“Yet, in spite of that, we have a proud faith in you. Faith that you have saved yourselves, that you are giving birth to no more children than you can love and nurture, that you have cleansed and healed your injured planet, ended hunger, conquered crime, learned to live in peace.
“Looking toward a better future for you than we can see for ourselves, we trust that you will use your computers and all your new electronic media to inform and liberate, not to dominate and oppress, trust that you will employ the new arts of genetic engineering to advance the human species and make your children better than yourselves. We know that you will be inventing new sciences that would dazzle us, open brave new frontiers, climbing toward the stars.
“We live again through you.”
Williamson, in addition to being a judge from the Contest´s inception until his passing in 2006, was also honored in 1998 with the L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts.
For more information on the Writers of the Future and to see other revealed predictions from the time capsule, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com .
About The Writers of the Future
The Writers of the Future writing contest was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers to get that much-needed break. Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.
The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. Past winners of the Writing Contest have published over 750 novels, 3,500 short stories and winners of the Illustrating Contest have had their art published in more than 500 books and magazines, with 4,500 illustrations, 350 comics and over 1.3 million art prints.
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