Isaac Asimov and telepathy

I am back at our local library again visiting. I think I am there to look up information for some high school project.

(Back in the 1980’s, computers were very new. And, believe it or not, the internet was unheard of then. How we managed, I will never know. I could go on, but I will share one tidbit to give you some perspective – as a senior in high school, my physics class once waited 45 minutes for the computers to merely start up. Happily, this was just in time for the bell to ring. We all had to leave to go to our next class and rarely got the opportunity again.)

Perusing the shelves of the library, I found the paperback book Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov. That looked like more fun than schoolwork.

It was a great book. Real science meshed into an interesting science fiction book by a real scientist. I think I may have read it twice before I had to return it to the library. With one wrong step on the sidewalk, a man travels through time into the future. Towards the end of the book, he becomes very telepathic. So much so, that he could control someone else’s speech, if I remember correctly. It was so interesting to me. Can you really do that? Maybe the unused part of our brain is used for telepathy? I don’t know. I had to find out.

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