Imagining a science-fiction future
By harnessing the imaginations of science fiction writers, a California company may have already helped to protect our future selves. In 2010 Ari Popper was searching for something. He didn't know what it was exactly, but he figured he probably wouldn't find it as the president of a market research company.
"I could have continued that career," Popper says. "I could have gone to work for big companies, become head of research. But I felt like I wanted to do something different and innovative." On a whim, he took a science fiction writing class at UCLA. Instantly intrigued, he thought the course was so phenomenal that he re-enrolled the following term.
12th March 2018