“We are just on our way to the stars. We are going to the stars. It maybe takes 500 years, but, anyway, we’re on our way.”
Freeman Dyson (b. 1923) is a legendary, almost mythical in some circles, scientific figure who has influenced countless fields of knowledge. He is also known for his optimistically subversive and provocative views on key world problems. The world needs heretics to challenge prevailing orthodoxies, he explains.
Dyson has been involved in all the major nuclear disarmament initiatives – including the most peculiar and the least known one: the Orion. This forgotten project assumed using spaceships propelled by a series of explosions of atomic bombs.
Freeman Dyson has also been a lone proponent of long-term deep space colonization and sailing to the moons of Jupiter, the subjects of this movie.
FREEMAN DYSON | Space Dreamer
Written, filmed, edited by Karol Jalochowski
Music by cétieu (Agnieszka Mrozowicka)
Produced by POLITYKA weekly
Supported by Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
Running time: 46:00
Original language: English