In a world fed up to the brim with market analyses, product performance comparisons and sundry accompanying PowerPoint presentations, we often forget the simpler and purer workings of the mind. We quantify everything, leaving little room for the imagination. Yet everything mankind has created, and is creating, once only existed in the realm of the human mind. We have touched the moon, we have examined and understood our distant planetary neighbors, and we have peered out past the stars into the furthest recesses of the galaxies.
All of this was imagined first, then proven through observation. As our imagination has grown, so has our Universe. The same is true with our technology – with imagination first – then creation.
Imagine yourself back 30 odd years, to 1982. Personal communicators are as far-fetched as the popular TV series Star Trek. The Personal Computer is revolutionizing the business environment. The music industry is abuzz over the new benchmark in audio playback technology: the CD. The first movie incorporating computer generated effects, Tron, is released. This was the birth of the Age of Technology, and we were surely at the pinnacle of human achievement.