Maybe I've read too much sci-fi, or, conversely, maybe some researchers need to read more of it.
Most of the researchers I have met and known are avid Science Fiction fans. The day the first Star Wars movie came out I was sitting in the theater waiting for the movie to start when someone in the theater shouted out, "If you are supposed to be at work at Texas Instruments hold up your badge
." The few in the audience that did not hold up a badge were either spouses of the TIers or faculty from the computer engineering department at the University of Texas at Dallas or Southern Methodist University.
When we got back to work our boss was furious because we had not invited him to go with us, but he couldn't say too much because his boss was at the movie too.
Some of those present that day had assisted Jack Kilby
when he created the first solid state device and some were later responsible for building the first engineering model of a quantum chip. It took 40 years for the Nobel Committee to recognize Jack Kilby so those who worked on the quantum chip still have some time to wait for theirs.