I am thankful for Science, an expression of mankind’s curiosity* about the world. Our bodies. Our minds…well, everything. I am also a huge sci-fi (properly pronounced “skiffy”) fan; sci-fi is an expression of mankind’s imagination.
Here’s where imagination and curiosity have become reality:
It’s happened before, lots of times. The water-bed (remember those?) came from the mind/pen of Robert Heinlein as a medical device for burn patients. Our clam shell style cell phones are the direct intellectual descendants of Star Trek TOS communicators. As are the self opening doors that you can find at a supermarket or hospital–or wherever.
What are your favorite examples of sci-fi come to life?
*”Curiosity: the quiet, joyful expression of one’s ignorance.”