Imagining the wild things that might happen when we mix and remix new technologies
I'll believe the promise those intertwining threads hold only when new technologies like AI and ML are combined with other existing ones like gene editing and 3-D printing are used to solve hard problems such as health equity by class, gender, and race among Americans. Until then, these new technologies will be nothing more than platforms for only the rich and powerful to use and benefit from. I enjoyed reading your article though and wish you well in your writing and business endeavors.
We wanted flying cars and we got them. They are called Airplanes. We don’t often realize the things we have today are a mix of so many separate elements of yesterday because they simply are beyond how we first imagined them.
The central nexus of our economy is Money. (Sorry,but..) and (writ large). At some point that's the "show me" proposition. I like it, but reputation doesn't feed the bulldog (usually).
Sci-Fi is linear and not that combinatory? For biology see Peter F. Hamilton, Neal Asher, Greg Bear and David Brin, for computer "vision" see Neal Stephenson and (Neal Asher, again), I could go on and on and on. I like your points but you aren't trying very hard. A lot of good sci fi has come up with way more possibilities, it's what's fun about it!