Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity; for if man’s power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.
- Madame de Stael
Science fiction is often credited with being the forerunner of invention. We were going to the Moon and to Mars and the asteroids in our fiction long before 1969. Cell phones, tablets and Siri were all foreshadowed by Star Trek. Nuclear powered submarines? Jules Verne, baby! The technological progress we’ve made that was foreshadowed and inspired by science fiction is nothing if not inspiring.