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大发快三平台:又一件让中国人骄傲的事!一起来听刘慈欣英语获奖感言!

文章来源:网络    发布时间:2018-11-10  【字号:      】

  11月8日,《三体》作者、中国最负盛名的科幻小说家刘慈欣被授予2018年克拉克想象力服务社会奖——Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society Award。 刘慈欣成为克拉克奖第一个中国获奖者!

  亚瑟⋅C⋅克拉克奖是由著名科幻大师亚瑟⋅C⋅克拉克爵士1986年出资设立的,是英国科幻小说最高奖项,在世界上也享有相当高的声誉。

  据环球网报道,刘慈欣在晚宴上首次用英文发表获奖演说,并在演讲中提及,正是上世纪80年代最初读到克拉克作品《2001:太空漫游》和《与拉玛相会》,使他成为一名科幻作家。

  下面我们一起来看看刘慈欣的双语演讲文本吧!

  Ladies and Gentleman,Good evening!

  先生们、女士们,晚上好,

  It’s my great honor to receivethe Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society.

  很荣幸获得Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society Award.

  This award is a reward for imagination, a capability that should have been exclusive to God but we, as human beings, luckily have.And the meaning of the existence of imagination is far beyond our imagination. A historian used to say that the main reason why human beings have been able to surpass other species on Earth and build civilizations is that they can create, in their brains, something non-existent in reality. In the future, when artificial intelligence becomes smarter than us, imagination may be the only advantage we have over AI.

  这个奖项是对想象力的奖励,而想象力是人类所拥有的一种似乎只应属于神的能力,它存在的意义也远超出我们的想象。有历史学家说过,人类之所以能够超越地球上的其它物种建立文明,主要是因为他们能够在自己的大脑中创造出现实中不存在的东西。在未来,当人工智能拥有超过人类的智力时,想象力也许是我们对于它们所拥有的惟一优势。

  Science fiction is a literary genre based on imagination. And the first sci-fi works to greatly impress me were those by Arthur C. Clarke. Together with Jules Verne and George Wells, Clarke was among the first Western modern sci-fi writers to enter China. In the early 1980s, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Rendezvous With Rama were published in my country.

  科幻小说是基于想象力的文学,而最早给我留下深刻印象的是Arthur . Clarke的作品。除了Jules Verne和George Wells外, Clarke的作品是最早进入中国的西方现代科幻小说。在上世纪八十年代初,中国出版了他的《2001:A Space Odyssey》和《Rendezvous With Rama》。

  At that time, the Cultural Revolution just came to an end. While the old life and faith had collapsed, the new ones had not yet been established. Like other young people, I was confused. However, these two books aroused my imagination for the first time. My mind opened up like never before. I felt like a narrow stream finally embracing the sea. At the midnight when I finished 2001: A Space Odyssey, I walked out of my room and stared at the starry sky. I was able to see the galaxy thanks to the unpolluted sky of China back then. That night, in my eyes, the starry sky was completely different from the past. For the first time in my life, I was awed by the grandeur and mystery of the universe. That feeling was religious.

  当时文革刚刚结束,旧的生活和信仰已经崩塌,新的还没有建立起来,我和其他年轻人一样,心中一片迷茫。这两本书第一次激活了我想象力,思想豁然开阔许多,有小溪流进大海的感觉。读完《2001:A Space Odyssey》的那天深夜,我走出家门仰望星空,那时的中国的天空还没有太多的污染,能够看到银河,在我的眼中,星空与过去完全不一样了,我第一次对宇宙的宏大与神秘产生了敬畏感,这是一种宗教般的感觉。

  And later, Rendezvous With Rama made me amazed by showing how imagination could build a lifelike, fantastic world.It was Clarke that brought me such feelings, and that brought me here as a sci-fi writer.

  而后来读到的《Rendezvous With Rama》,也让我惊叹如何可以用想象力构造一个栩栩如生的想象世界。正是Clarke带给我的这些感受,让我后来成为一名科幻作家。

  Today, more than 30 years later, it gradually dawns on me that people like me, who was born in the 1960s in China, are probably the luckiest people in human history, because no generation is like us, who have been able to witness such tremendous changes in the world around us. The world we are living in today is completely different from that in our childhood. And such changes are taking place with even greater speed. China is a highly futuristic country. It is true that the future of China may be full of challenges and risks, but never has this country been so attractive like today. This reality provides fertile soil for the growth of science fiction, which is enjoying unprecedented attention in the country. And, as a sci-fi author born in the 1960s in China, I’m the luckiest in the luckiest generation.

  现在,三十多年过去了,我渐渐发现,我们这一代在上世纪六十年代出生于中国的人,很可能是人类历史上最幸运的人,因为之前没有任何一代人,像我们这样目睹周围的世界发生了如此巨大的变化,我们现在生活的世界,与我们童年的世界已经完成是两个不同的世界,而这种变化还在加速发生着。中国是一个充满着未来感的国度,中国的未来可能充满着挑战和危机,但从来没有像现在这样具有吸引力,这就给科幻小说提供了肥沃的土壤,使其在中国受大发快3代理到了空前的关注,做为一个在六十年代出生在中国的科幻小说家,则是幸运中的幸运。

  At the very beginning, I wrote sci-fi because I decided to escape the dull life, and to reach out, with imagination, to the mysterious time and space that I could never truly reach. But then I found that the world around me became more and more like science fiction, and this process is speeding up. Future is like a pouring rain. It falls right on us even before we have time to open an umbrella. Meanwhile, it is frustrating to find that when sci-fi becomes reality, it won’t be hailed as magical any more. It will soon become part of our lives. Therefore, the only thing I can do is to push my imagination to even more distant time and space to hunt for the mysteries of sci-fi, which will become part of our daily life with greater speed. As a sci-fi author, I think my job is to write things down before they get really boring.

  我最初创作科幻小说的目的,是为了逃离平淡的生活,用想象力去接触那些我永远无法到达的神奇时空。但后来我发现,周围的世界变得越来越像科幻小说了,这种进程还在飞快地加速,未来像盛夏的大雨,在我们还不及撑开伞时就扑面而来。同时我也沮丧地发现,当科幻变为现实时,没人会感到神奇,它们很快会成为生活中的一部分。所以我只有让想象力前进到更为遥远的时间和空间中去寻找科幻的神奇,科幻小说将以越来越快的速度变成平淡生活的一部分,作为一名科幻作家,我想我们的责任就是在事情变的平淡之前把它们写出来。

  This being said, the world is moving in the direction opposite to Clarke’s predictions. In 2001: A Space Odyssey, in the year of 2001,大发时时彩代理 which has already passed, human beings have built magnificent cities in space, and established permanent colonies on the moon, and huge nuclear-powered spacecraft have sailed to Saturn. However, today, in 2018, the walk on the moon has become a distant memory.And the farthest reach of our manned space flights is just as long as the two-hour mileage of a high-speed train passing through my city.

  但另一方面,世界却向着与Clarke的预言相反的方向发展。在《2001:A Space Odyssey》中,在已经过去的2001年,人类已经在太空中建立起壮丽的城市,在月球上建立起永久性的殖民地,巨大的核动力飞船已经航行到土星。而在现实中的2018年,再也没有人登上月球,人类的太空中航行的最远的距离,也就是途经我所在的城市的高速列车两个小时的里程。

  At the same time, information technology is developing at an unimaginable speed. With the entire world covered by the Internet, people have gradually lost their interest in space, as they find themselves increasingly comfortable in the space created by IT. Instead of an exploration of the real space, which is full of real difficulties, people now just prefer to experience virtual space through VR. Just like someone said, “You promised me an ocean of stars, but you actually gave me Facebook.”

  与此同时,信息技术却以超乎想象的速度发展,网络覆盖了整个世界,在IT所营造的越来越舒适的安乐窝中,人们对太空渐渐失去了兴趣,相对于充满艰险的真实的太空探索,他们更愿意在VR中体验虚拟的太空。这像有一句话说的:“You promised me Mars colonies, instead, I got Facebook.(说好的星辰大海,你却只给了我FACEBOOK。)”

  This reality is also reflected in science fiction. Clarke’s magnificent imagination about space has gradually faded away. People have taken back their eyes from the stars. In the sci-fi works today, there are more imagination about how we live in cyber utopia or dystopia. Writers focus more on various problems we encounter in reality. The imagination of science fiction is abandoning the vastness and profoundness of Arthur Clarke, and embracing the narrowness and introversion of cyberpunk.

  这样的现实也反映在科幻小说中,Clarke对太空的瑰丽想象已经渐渐远去,人们的目光从星空收回,现在的科幻小说,更多地想象人类在网络乌托邦或反乌托邦中的生活,更多地关注现实中所遇到的各种问题,科幻的想象力由Clarke的广阔和深远,变成Cyberpunk的狭窄和内向。

  As a sci-fi writer, I have been striving to continue Clarke’s imagination. I believe that the boundless space is still the best direction and destination for human imagination. I have always been portraying the grandeur and mysteries of the universe, interstellar expeditions, and the lives and civilizations in the distant worlds, even if for today’s sci-fi writers, this may seem childish and even outdated. As Clarke’s epitaph says, “He never grew up, but he never stopped growing.”

  作为科幻作家,我一直在努力延续着Clarke的想象,我相信,无垠的太空仍然是人类想象力最好的去向和归宿,我一直在描写宇宙的宏大神奇,描写星际探险,描写遥远世界中的生命和文明,尽管在现在的科幻作家中,这样会显得有些幼稚,甚至显得跟不上时代。正如Clarke的墓志铭:“他从未长大,但从未停止成长”。

  Unlike the misconception of many people, sci-fi is not written to predict the future. It just makes a list of possibilities of the future, like displaying a pile of cobblestones of imagination for people to see and play with. Science fiction can never tell which possible future will become the real future. This is not sci-fi’s job. It’s also beyond its capabilities.

  与人们常有的误解不同,科幻小说并不是在预测未来,它只是把未来的各种可能性排列出来,就像一堆想象力的鹅卵石,摆在那里供人们欣赏和把玩。这无数个可能的未来哪一个会成为现实,科幻小说并不能告诉我们,这不是它的任务,也超出了它的能力。

  But one thing is certain: in the long run, for all these countless possible futures, any future without space travel will be bleak, no matter how prosperous our own world becomes.

  但有一点可以确定:从长远的时间尺度来看,在这无数可能的未来中,不管地球达到了怎样的繁荣,那些没有太空航行的未来都是暗淡的。

  I look forward to the day when, like the sci-fi works writing about the age of information, those about space travel finally become ordinary. At that time, Mars and the asteroid belts will be boring places, where countless people are making a living. Jupiter and its many satellites will be tourist attractions, but the only obstacle preventing people from going there will be the crazy price.

  我期待有那么一天,像那些曾经描写过信息时代的科幻小说一样,描写太空航行的科幻小说也变的平淡无奇了,那时的火星和小行星带都是乏味的地方,有无数的人在那里某生;木星和它众多的卫星已成为旅游胜地,阻止人们去那里的唯大发pk10输钱一障碍就是昂贵的价格。

  But even at that time, the universe is still something so big that even our wildest imagination fails to catch its edge. And the closest star is still out of our reach. The vast ocean of stars can always carry our infinite imagination.

  Thank you all.

  即使在这个时候,宇宙仍是一个大的无法想象的存在,距我们最近的恒星仍然遥不可及。浩瀚的星空永远能够承载我们无穷的想象力。

  谢谢大家。

  来源:环球网;未来局科幻办;网络




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