Maybe the technological advances we’re seeing now will lead to great things, maybe they’ll lead to our eventual enslavement, there is no clear way to tell. Science fiction will continue to present new ideas and theories on the future, and we’ll eat them up like Frosted Flakes on a Saturday morning.
Any good reading list for trends watchers must include a fair smattering of sci-fi. It's from this pool of imaginative talent that we can see some of tomorrow's innovations. It's fascinating to see some of the more longer-term, far-out scenarios and imagined inventions, work their way out of speculative science into the real world.