I love to read and listen to science fiction. The worlds drawn and the ideas presented are often very prescient, describing products and services that are just around the time corner. There is little doubt that Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash was 10 years ahead of developments in the MMORPG world, and many ideas from other stories have found their way to market in much shorter time frames. I think that science fiction limbers you mind, allowing easy transition from what "is" to what "may become." This is a true necessity for an entrepreneur who wants to be innovative and create the future.
I love the quote from computer scientist Alan Kay, that "the best way to predict the future is to invent it." One of my goals in life is to make the future happen faster.
Thus, I can hardly wait for the arrival of some familiar concepts from science fiction, including self-driving automobiles, automatic houses, household robots, and A.I. that anticipates my every whim. Would you all hurry up and help to create these? I can't do it all myself.
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