Invent the Future

I was reading Paul’s blog, and a statement by Alan Kay that he had posted really stood out to me. I had to find more about Alan Kay and find the quote. Here is the quote:

Don’t worry about what anybody else is going to do… The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Really smart people with reasonable funding can do just about anything that doesn’t violate too many of Newton’s Laws!

I got this quote from http://www.smalltalk.org/alankay.html . I guess Alan Kay was the inventor of SmallTalk, the Graphical User Interface that inspired the MacIntosh and all the other great GUI based operating systems.

I think lots of people have some good ideas and visions for the future, but I think that most people (including me) don’t really know how to get the funding needed to make their ideas become a reality.