My mother gave me a science fiction paperback when I was about ten years old. I’ve been consuming books at an average of one a week, ever since.
Over the years, I’ve been inspired by many people. Here’s just a few of them. I’m sure I’ll remember others after I post this.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
K. Eric Drexler
Gerard K. O’Neill
If you don’t recognize a name, I would suggest you look them up and enjoy some of their works. You may or may not like them, but they will make you think.