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Friday, September 20, 2013

Innovation and Science Fiction

In the Atlantic:  Inventors need to read more science fiction... "  ... MIT researchers Dan Novy and Sophia Brueckner argue that the mind-bending worlds of authors such as Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke can help us not just come up with ideas for new gadgets, but anticipate their consequences.... "  I agree in part, but inventors also need to be better connected with real industry and markets.  Pure fantasy is not enough.

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