If you avidly read or watch any news that is about research being done or the possibility (even if it’s theoretical) of the stock science fiction principals being applied in real life. “Beam me up Scotty,” for sure. Actually, google “Quantum Teleportation,” if you want to read something interesting. Of course, I’m still waiting for my flying car, circa “The Jetsons” or “personal air vehicle” as NASA now labels it. We can put a man on the moon but I can’t fly from my door to the nearest beach? Another thing about syfy geeks like us is that we’re going to be the first ones to purchase the newest gadget as soon as it’s put on the market. And, it’s a bonus when it’s something that did come from the realms of science fiction like the communicator that was made real by the flip-phone in the Nineties. We’re attracted to new technology like moths to a flame.
If you look at these traits, and find that you “just might be a Syfy Geek,” know that you are in really good company. History shows us that there have been many Syfy Geeks who have changed the world. Submarine designer, Simon Lake; helicopter inventor, Igor Sikorsky; rocket pioneers, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Robert Goddard and Hermann Oberth; astronomer, Edwin Hubble; and artificial intelligence pioneer, David Hanson, all said they were inspired by the stories of Jules Verne, who actually proclaimed that he was NOT a science fiction writer. Go figure.