“Optimism is an essential ingredient for innovation. How else can the individual welcome change over security, adventure over staying in safe places? A significant innovation has effects that reach much further than can be imagined at the time, and creates its own uses. It will not be held back
by those who lack the imagination to exploit its use, but will be swept along by the creative members of our society for the good of all. Innovation cannot be mandated anymore than a baseball coach can demand that the next batter hit a home run. He can, however, assemble a good team, encourage his players, and play the odds.”

Robert N. Noyce