As we collect some of the predictions for 2017 this great article from Quartz examines the books that have inspired some of tech’s great innovators. Who knew that "Taser" is an acronym for Thomas A Swift Electric Rifle?
when it comes to technology, reality often plays catch-up to fiction. So it should come as no surprise that some of the people responsible for the greatest technological strides of the past decades cite literature as a source of inspiration. Here are a few of the books that have fired up the imaginations of our biggest innovators and fed their ambition to transform the world.