It's time for Systems Engineers to embrace their creativity and lead organizations to greater heights of technical glory. I truly believe that to be a truly great Systems Engineer you need to get in touch with that artistic, creative person that's buried deep in your soul. Will you answer the call and dig that creative part out of you?
In the Jan-Feb 2012 issue of THE FUTURIST is Thomas Frey's "Eight Grand Challenges for Human Advancement." He proposes several very science fictiony things. All the challenges push past beyond our knowledge of physics. That's a good thing because I don't believe we're even close to understanding how the universe works. But what if they did come to pass? They would have some very far reaching consequences.