Maya didn’t hear how it began, but suddenly Arkady said, very loudly and in English,
”I don’t think we should pay any attention to plans made for us back on Earth!”
Other conversations went silent, and people turned to look at him. He had popped up
and was floating under the rotating roof of the chamber, where he could survey them all
and speak like some mad floating spirit.“I think we should make new plans,” he said.
“I think we should be making them now.
Everything should be redesigned from the beginning, with our own thinking expressed.
It should extend everywhere, even to the first shelters we build.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars, 1993