Gene Roddenberry was a visionary his legacy remains as Star Trek, here's one of my favourite quotation, just appropriate these days, seen that overwhelming mass-killing and religious wars pop-up everyday.
Within one of the STAR TREK episodes Captain Jean-Luc Picard speaks with Lieutenant Commander Data about philosophy of the past (meaning our days because they are in the future) he mentions "religion" on Planet Earth and he says: (paraphrasing)
"Did you know that they had wars and killed each other for something called religion?" and DATA is totally shocked so am I, since I was a kid too.
It's too sad that we aren't already in the future laughing at Planet Earth's absolute idiots!
Although Gene Roddenberry passed away October 24, 1991, his legacy remains as Star Trek: The Next Generation continues to flourish and grow in movie theaters, and three television series based upon Star Trek — Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and now Enterprise — maintain his vision of the future.
While making Star Trek, Roddenberry's reputation as a futurist began to grow. His papers and lectures earned him high professional regard as a visionary. He spoke on the subject at NASA meetings, the Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress gatherings, and top universities