Great interview on The Conversation with Ed Finn. Finn is the Director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State, which was co-founded with Neal Stephenson.
“My conversation with Ed focuses on two interrelated subjects: dreams and narratives. Are we, as a society, adequately dreaming about the future or have we outsourced our dreams to distant experts? Do we have adequate time for dreaming? Has increasing specialization made it difficult for the kind of interdisciplinary thinking needed for the creation of radical new ideas?”