Philip K. Dick wrote some of the most acclaimed science fiction stories in history, but the guy also had some interesting thoughts on the concept of reality ... and how it all kind of ties back to Disneyland.
I've been asked to list the top ten science fiction books that inspired my work. That's a tough assignment, particularly because I didn't read contemporary science fiction until I took a science fiction class at the university and first read The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Leguin.
Lifting a page from Philip K. Dick's book, the Department of Homeland Security is in the early stages of developing something called FAST which, when it's installed at an airport near you, will attempt to catch terrorists before they strike. Maybe.