Science fiction can save the world. For real.

It’s not too "out there" to suggest that contemporary science fiction writers are to the cyberspace era what Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell were to the Industrial Revolution: Commentators on the impact of technology on society and human nature. Their novels, like the novels by certain science fiction writers, ultimately changed the way people looked at everything from labor to the environment.

Science fiction author David Brin has explored these and other themes in Earth, Sundiver, The Postman and many other books. He speaks in this episode of Podium about the ideas that have shaped his imaginative life — and shares his belief that science fiction has the power to forestall the worst of humanity’s doomsday scenarios.

http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research.nsf/pages/d.compsci.podium.david.brin.html

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