While reading the article I was struck by one quote:
I passed 60 a few years ago, but even when I was a little kid, I thought Lionel trains were totally dorky.”
That was from a Mr. Paul Saffo, who chairs the Future Studies and Forecasting track at Singularity University.
Singularity University? Okay, more digging. From their website:
I guess playing with trains doesn't inspire him. Oh well.