Guest Post: The importance of imagination to technological singularity | Alan Parr | I want more science fiction |

By Alan Parr


If I asked you what is the answer to the ultimate question, the question of life, the universe and everything, I expect you would already know the answer. It’s forty two. Simple. But now, what if I asked you to come up with a unified theory of how the universe works, something along the lines of the ultimate question (and answer). Any ideas?

The answer – my answer, anyway – is ‘imagination.’ It too is pretty simple, and yet even the most complex of theories are rooted in seemingly simple ideas...