Frank Herbert was definitely an EcoGeek. He understood humanity's ability to live and even thrive in partnership with their environment. The only way to survive severe resource shortages is through powerful vision and powerful technology.
With our own resources shortages on the way, including desertification and water shortages, Herbert's vision is more important than ever. Paramount has just announced that they will be making a film version of Dune (the third attempt, by our count) and that "the filmmakers consider [Dune's] theme of finite ecological resources particularly timely."
We're really glad they put that in there, because it gives us an excuse to write about it. But I'm a believer in science fiction's ability to shape the real future of our world. So now all us EcoGeeks have an excuse to go see this movie when it comes out in 2010.
written by Sam, March 27, 2008
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