You're watching a brief but compelling excerpt from an interview with SF-giant Isaac Asimov. Originally aired in 1988, the conversation touches on such topics as the future of creativity in education, the necessity for scientific inquiry, and the vilification of intellectualism. It is absolutely incredible how many of the interview's topics, and Asimov's points, are as relevant today as they were 24 years ago.

You'll find the interview in its entirety — along with some great play-by-play commentary, courtesy of Maria Popova — over on Brain Pickings.

[Brain Pickings via It's Okay To Be Smart]