Here is my advice as we begin the century
that will lead to 2081.
First, guard the freedom of ideas at all costs.
Be alert that dictators have always played on
the natural human tendency
to blame others and to oversimplify.
And don’t regard yourself as a guardian of freedom
unless you respect and preserve the rights of people
you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression.
~Gerard K. O’Neill, 2081