We physicists don’t like to admit it, but some of us are closet science fiction fans. We hate to admit it because it sounds undignified. But when we were children, that’s when we got interested in science, for a lot of us. When I was a kid, I watched Flash Gordon. Eventually I realized, I didn’t have big muscles, I didn’t have long hair, but it was the scientists who made the whole series work. I was fascinated by that. Here was a man who, just by thinking, could create starships and cities in the sky.
Michio Kaku escreve sobre as chances de vermos a tecnologia de Star Trek fazer parte de nossas vidas. Até quando os céticos negarão que a ficção científica é o que move os sonhos aqueles apaixonados pela ciência, famosos justamente por seu ceticismo? Deve ter aí algo de profundo valor, algo que jamais sonhamos e iremos alcançar.