An interview with the man who brought us Cryptonomicon

“The kinds of really smart geeks who in the 50s and 60s would have been building rockets or something have been moving to Silicon Valley and creating startups to make little apps. That’s where a lot of our brain power has been going lately. But I do think it’s turning around and we’re now seeing people like Elon Musk, who made his fortune doing information technology. But he’s now turning back to the question, What can we now do in the physical world? Can we make a high-speed hyperloop that connects Los Angeles to San Francisco? Can we go to Mars?”

Read the full interview! <3

http://electricliterature.com/the-people-who-survive-an-interview-with-neal-stephenson-author-of-seveneves/