William Gibson on Why Sci-Fi Writers Are (Thankfully) Almost Always Wrong | Underwire | Wired.com
Eric Barker stashed this in Entertainment
He's very comfortable with being wrong.
Fiction is baked into the name Science Fiction:
If you’re not getting it wrong really a lot when you’re creating imaginary futures, then you’re just not doing it enough. You’re not creating enough imaginary futures. Because if you create enough of them, you’d better get it wrong — a lot.
If you're not failing, you're not trying enough stuff.
If you're not failing, you're not taking enough risk.