LeVar Burton delivered the opening keynote address at the Tools of Change for Publishing conference on February 13 and placed the emphasis on science fiction literature as the driving impetus behind the very tools that are currently redefining publishing, outreach, and reading habits across all ages.
Like LeVar, I too grew up on healthy doses of sci fi novels and comics. I always saw Star Trek as a positive view of a future in which many races and cultures were equally represented. Science Fiction literature and Star Trek have inspired many across various fields of study. It is what inspires me to do what I love. It would be nice to see more non stereotypical diversity in scifi/fantasy art and literature. Until then we can always look to star trek and ask "What if?"
For more info on TOC O’Reilly Media http://oreilly.com/