Jon Lindbergh on: A Balance Between Technology and Nature
Q: A great quote, he said, "the explosion of the engines inseparable
from the beating of my heart, as I trust one, I'll trust the other." And at
the end of his life he said, "the construction of an airplane is simple when
compared to the evolutionary achievement of a bird." That symbolizes such an
interesting perspective on technology to me.
JL: His point was in spite of all the technical things that we've done, what
nature has done is sort of incomparably more sophisticated, more magnificent
perhaps and that we don't want to forget that and not get carried away with the
fantasy things that we're doing.
He wanted to encourage a balance between technology, which of course he was
deeply involved with and the environment, the natural aspects of life which he
hated to see disappear, or be modified too much. It was a balance between
technology and nature. And when he saw the technology at times frequently
overpowering him, overrunning you know, the natural aspects of this planet, he
was very concerned about it.