Life Imitating Science

Oct 28, 2021Philosophy/Ethics, Tech0 comments

Our children should be studying Arthur C. Clarke, William Tenn, Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury and Robert Sheckley, not because these writers can tell them about rocket ships and time machines but, more important, because they can lead young minds through an imaginative exploration of the jungle of political, social, psychological, and ethical issues that will confront these children as adults

Alvin Toffler

Manuel and John are talking about the following article:
The Prophets of Science Fiction Explores Sci-Fi’s Best Writers

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Manuel

Hi John, would you like to collaborate on some articles with me?

Today 11:41   

John

Hi Manuel, happy to! What is it about?                                                   

Today 11:42   

Manuel

Well, my editor saw this series from ten years ago: “Prophets of Science Fiction

Today 11:43   

Manuel

and now he wants to do a series of articles discussing science and sci-fi

Today 11:43   

John

Oooh, sounds interesting!                                                                        

Today 11:44   

Manuel

Yeah, seems that it made some controversial claims at the time

Today 11:45   

John

Like what?                                                                                                    

Today 11:45   

Manuel

Mostly that they exaggerated a lot, like Frankenstein anticipates superhuman cyborgs

Today 11:46  

John

Ouch, that is quite a stretch …                                                                 

Today 11:46   

Manuel

Actually, that’s why I am asking you to help out … to help keep hype out and realism in

Today 11:48   

John

Okay, I might be able to help, or otherwise know who to ask for help.

Today 11:48   

Manuel

Great! Much appreciated!

Today 11:49   

John

So are you going to use the same setup as the series? Should I watch it first?

Today 11:50   

Manuel

Actually, yes and no. We’re not going to use exactly the same list authors …

Today 11:51   

John

… but there likely will be some overlap                                                  

Today 11:51   

Manuel

Indeed, and science has moved on, we expect.

Today 11:52   

John

Ha! So what would you need from me, exactly?                                   

Today 11:52   

Manuel

I’ll send you some drafts, could you check them over with an expert on brains and brain implants?

Today 11:53   

John

Sure, I know just who to ask!                                                                    

Today 11:53   

Manuel

I’ll head over to a contact to talk about robots. See you later!

Today 11:54   

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