The concept of “uplift” is one of the most popular that I’ve put in my novels, and people love to read where I portray the endgame, and that is dolphins and chimps are almost ready — they can talk to us, they can add their wisdom to our culture.
These novels set 200 years in the future are about this endgame, about where the dolphins and the chimps are proving themselves. And it’s a wonderful, glorious thing. We’ve expanded the range of what it means to be human. We’ve expanded the range of wisdom that can participate, compete and partake in this wonderful enlightenment of ours.