And, as if on cue (?) I woke up today with "Follow the Fold" stuck in my head.
It's okay, though, because it fairly quickly changed to other things.
Also, this week's Nature reads like a science fiction story. And not just because part of it is one. You should check it out; their feature is on the Multiple Worlds Hypothesis -- which isn't a hypothesis so much as an implication of the hypothesis that Schrodinger's equations don't actually ever collapse (we just only see one of the superpositions). At least, that is how I understand it. I find it funny that the Multiple Universe theory is legitimate (although certainly not universally accepted) theoretical physics and not just crackpot science fiction. Then again, it is theoretical physics - which is about as close to philosophy as you can get and still be called scientific.
It also has an article about gene therapy actually working on mice. Which is astonishing. Hoorays! Maybe someday soon (read: in my lifetime) we will be able to *actually* have gene therapy! It's sort of like flying cars in that people have talked about it basically since they knew that genes sometimes lead to disease (not that people have been thinking about flying cars since they knew that genes sometimes led to disease. I think that people have been thinking about flying cars since they had cars and airplanes. Or something like that). But it's also sort of like flying cars in that no one has actually been able to implement it feasibly.
So, logically, if we can give gene therapy to mice, then we can make mouse-sized flying cars as well!