“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” – Charles Darwin
I frequently listen to science podcasts from around the world. New breakthrough this, our study shows that, recently discovered evidence reveals the other, etc. Every discussion revealing, sadly, that it could easily be a ten-plus year wait before anything becomes a reality. And that chance only with perseverance, interest and funding. Science fiction writers need not create new things, they can simply extrapolate from future realty, years before the newest science becomes reality, and then be hailed for their incredible vision of the future.
This doesn’t mean that writers like Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov do not create the visions of the future that scientists strive to emulate. There will always be visionaries and there will always be followers. Without sheep there is no need for a shepherd.
Everyone is uninformed to their own level on everything and everyone knows something you do not. The more you know on a topic, the more you realize how much more there is to know.
Everything goes deeper.
When I was young my mother told me to be inquisitive and to question things, then I got in trouble for questioning the things she said.
I have trouble dealing with those who do not question.
(Not much point to this post. It seemed so much clearer in my head.)