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A Balance Between Technology and Nature

Jon Lindbergh 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.

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