The principal and only way to make an heirloom product is to design something that people will need not just this year, but for the next 50 or 100 years.
Ribofunk indicates a focus on biology as the upcoming big science in the way that physics was for the last 50 or 100 years. If you look for a biological thread throughout science fiction, you can find it, but it's a very small percentage of the total. That's been changing in the last few years.
I feel like I'm 100 years old. I can't tell you what I did today. I can't tell you what I did for seven years. I can't tell you. It happens so seamlessly - I'm just floating along and seven years go by.
I wasn't originally a bass player. I just found out I was needed, because everyone wants to play guitar.