Mike Treder has posted an interesting thought on The Center for Responsible Technology's blog Responsible Nanotechnology: Creativity and Nanotechnology
"Here is a thought for the new year, taken from Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi...
Great art and great science involve a leap of imagination into a world that is different from the present. The rest of society often views these new ideas as fantasies without relevance to current reality. And they are right. But the whole point of art and science is to go beyond what we now consider real, and create a new reality. At the same time, this "escape" is not into a never-never land. What makes a novel idea creative is that once we see it, sooner or later we recognize that, strange as it is, it is true. "
As a creative and a scientist, I really enjoyed the confirmation that we create the new reality. Read the rest of the blog because it's rich in thought as well as in links to knowledge.