Men always have been trying to predict the future, some by a glass marble, some by numbers/data and others by using their imagination. Through that we try to work our way around to actually create or guide the future. Just have a look at Star Trek, i would argue that a lot of the nifty gadgets and innovations today wouldn't have if it hadn't been for Star Trek to jiggle our imagination. Even the Medical Tricorder hits the market soon withScanadu's Scout and there is more to come.
Via ET Russell, eMedToday, Jeyakumar King