CHAPTER 8

IDEAS ARE WORTHLESS

Everything can happen.

Everything is possible and probable.

Time and space do not exist.

On a flimsy framework of reality, the imagination spins, weaving new patterns.

August Strindberg, A Dream Play (1901)

The human mind is limitless – we can dream, think and create without boundaries. We can imagine life on a galaxy far far away and make it into a movie, we can create the future out of thin air and we can change the direction of the world by sheer force of the intellect. We can show what life was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth long before the first humans were born, we can envision how the whole planet is connected and suddenly it actually is, we can turn an idea into a company with products that never existed ...

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