So, I was watching something-or-other, but not really watching it while I was doing something else. It was science-y. And some of the things they were doing seemed science-fiction-y to me. And it got me thinking...
A lot of the things that are real now were imagined by someone in the past. It took time and effort to come up with them. Some things that seemed so out there in stories told by writers in the past are now almost commonplace. Our stories give us so much, even though they also give us TV and too much time spent watching other people's stories.
Which led to the question of imagination. We, as a people, clearly have one, if some individuals may not.
What if imagination was something that people feared? What if stories were forbidden? What sort of a people would we be?