Last updated April 2, 2020 at 6:38 pm
It’s not often 1939 serves as the inspiration for your view of the world of tomorrow, yet that’s what happened to Ann Druyan.
Why This Matters: Dreaming of the world of tomorrow has always been with us, now to build it.
When Einstein stepped up to deliver an address to the 1939 Worlds Fair in New York, he was expected to explain cosmic rays in 700 words. But when creator of Cosmos: Possible Worlds, Ann Druyan, read the address, she was struck by something else.
“If science is ever to fulfil its mission… it’s inner meaning must penetrate into the consciousness of the people.” When Einstein said that, Ann realised it was the dream she wanted to fulfil, and to help create the world of tomorrow.
She’s out to ensure science belongs to every one of us, so that civilisation can conduct ourselves with greater wisdom and purpose.
We sat down with the executive producer, director and writer of the National Geographic series Cosmos: Possible Worlds. Beyond just inspiring the world with science and the possibilities of the future, she wants to lay the foundations of a rich future for all.
In association with National Geographic and Swinburne University of Technology.