So CERN apparently discovered nearly mass-less neutrino particles traveling at speeds faster than light. This could redefine much of Einstein’s special relativity (which has stood the test of a century’s worth of scientific innovations); or it could just be the media sensationalizing what is most likely a mistake or anomaly.
It doesn’t matter though — I’m always glad when innovations in science spark our collective imagination. This is just a taste of what could happen if we focus our resources on turning science fiction into science fact. It can happen — it wasn’t long ago that men on the moon, geosynchronous satellites, little touchscreen panels used to access massive databases, and even flip phones (which are now relics), were all simply science fiction.