All of my life i have been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy in many incarnations of the subject matter. The draw was this sense of submersion into “impossible fantasies”, where anything could happen and a plethora of interesting and unique characters will guide you through these diverse communities as part of the quest. As i get older the same sense of wonder still surrounds this subject matter for me except elements of these “impossible fantasies” have started to become reality, a physical form or tangible concepts. Growing up reading comic books such as 2000AD i began to learn a language that some how shaped my world, and helped me to see the potential in my surroundings.
Science fiction and fantasy genres highly influence forthcoming technology. An example this is very close to home in that of my Grandmother who i remember as a child did not have a landline telephone until extremely late in life when it became a necessity for emergencies. This was only recently discussed this with my mother, she went on to explain how my grandmother did not like the idea of talking to someone that she could not see. Adding she would not get a telephone “until you could see the person you were talking to”. My mother believes this to be because my nan had a sort of sixth sense. Although i do believe it in a sense was a prediction of future technologies, i also believe that it was a feasible one. The sort of technology in question had been around for years within the sci-fi and fantasy genres.