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Fred Pohl on inventing the future

You can't really predict the future. All you can do is invent it.
— Frederick Pohl

"The future is already here. It's just not well distributed yet."

— Bruce Sterling

"One of the advantages to being in a new field of business is that if you show up every day and don't screw up too badly, you stand a good chance of setting a record, every month."

— Ed Passarella

"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation."

— Saki

"Reality is that which, when we stop believing in it, does not go away."

— Phillip K. Dick

"Danger lies not in what we don't know but in what we think we know that just ain't so."

— Mark Twain

"Quantity has a quality all its own."

— V. I. Lenin

"The revolution will not be televised."

— Gil-Scott Heron

We're not going to change human nature any time soon. It isn't that we aren't rational -- we are rational -- but reason has limits.

"I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work - for example a lawnmower."

— Mikhail Kalashnikov

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