Science-fiction writers today are telling stories about tomorrow. A lot of the technologies are not outside the realm of possibility. And I think it's interesting to see so much of what science-fiction writers dream up coming to pass not a hundred years later, but seven or eight or 10 years later.
What forecasters are focused on monetization? Could you even touch the depths of the future if you're so focused on your own personal surface?
Not that I'm a science-fiction writer, of course. My craft is somewhat different.