Why bother with science fiction if we’re trying to think about impact of technology? We look at this perennial question.
Controversial Sci-Fi / horror film ‘Demon Seed’ was released 37 years ago. Noteworthy for the ‘Humans Lose’ scenario it paints following the point at which our technology becomes more intelligent than us.
On the anniversary of his death, we celebrate the contribution of Issac Asimov to thinking about technology and our future.
A celebration of the prolific author whose ideas on technology that is more intelligent than us have influenced both the real world and the science fiction one.
This week’s Brain Food is from Vernor Vinge. He is one of the founding fathers of building our thinking on the technological singularity, that is when our technology will become more intelligent than us.
We look at the influence of the author who gave us a perspective on the tension between humans and the technology that becomes more intelligent than us. Films of his work include Blade Runner, Total Recall and the Adjustment Bureau.
I, Robot, written by Issac Asimov is a rare book, the ideas and concepts it put forward influenced both science fiction and real science and the development of robotics. This anniversary gives us an opportunity to think about it.