"[A] lot of the future that we’re going to have to contend with is sitting in someone’s research lab right now. And, by simply going around and looking in the right places you can get a tremendous idea of the kind of things that are going to happen."
From “Predicting the Future,” a talk by Alan Kay, one of the founding principals of Xerox PARC,
This pretty much sums up why I follow the Music Hack Days.
Kay also said, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” (Not Peter Drucker. And not, for heaven’s sake, Abraham Lincoln. Why does everything get attributed to Lincoln?)