Materialists Sometimes See the Future

Just as we aspiring transcendentalists should, and do have, goals and visions of what lies ahead, great materialists also glimpse the future. In Divine Nature,” Drutakarma prabhu refers to the scientist, Francis Bacon: “In the seventeenth century, Bacon listed in ‘The New Atlantis’ some of the inventions he could foresee: ‘The prolongation of life … means to convey sound in trunks and pipes in strange lines and distances … flying in the air … ships and boats for going under water..instruments of destruction as of war and poison… engines of war, stronger and more violent, exceeding our greatest cannons.'”