We have written before about how important Science Fiction can be in inspring today’s leaders to conceptualize and create. It is no coincidence that most techies are SciFi fans. Like Ray Bradbury said, "In Science Fiction we dream." And dreaming about the best use of tech is important.
It is great validation of the power of SciFi when creators like Elon Musk cite the genre. In fact, it was just plain exciting to see Elon Musk quoting Frank Herbert’s Dune when sharing a picture of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy in flight:
Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. FH … pic.twitter.com/FjW31RPSqh
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 21, 2018
Loved that! What a great quote from a favorite SciFi book. The quote is relevant for a few reasons. One is the fact that Elon Musk has clearly been inspired by Science Fiction himself. But it is also true that that SpaceX itself has become an inspiration by being such a change agent. This change can be the inspiration that awakes that thing inside many more of us.
Making Elon Musk himself today’s Kwisatz Haderach.