Photonics Progress: The science fiction writer, Arthur C Clarke, as well as being a great story teller, was a strong advocate of progress through science.
He in my opinion best encapsulates the general reaction to new ideas when he says that 'New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along.'
Steve: Photonic Positive