May 4th – Star Wars Day! Why is the love of Star Wars synonymous with being a geek in the technology industry? For me Star Wars has always been a glimpse at the possible. A chance to embrace the best of how technology exaggerates the human condition and experience.
Lose an arm? Bionic replacement. Wanna declare war? Clone an army to fight robots. Need to make the Kessel Run? Jump to Lightspeed!
Sure, a digital calculator and a plastic toy are poor substitutes for the real thing, but it opens the mind to the possibilities! "What if?" is the greatest question in the world for me.
My apologies to the Trekkies, I don't want to start a holy war about between the influences of Star Trek and Star Wars. However, we all know the right answer – Star Wars, you scruffy nerf herder!)