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What lessons can we learn from science fiction?

“We must take science fiction seriously,” Hassler Forrest begins his plea. Non-experts paint science fiction with the same brush, and that’s not true. “Science fiction is primarily a genre that speculates about what will happen tomorrow, the next day, and ten years from now.”

Intellectual guesses

Hasler-Forst says we’re distracted by the visual effects we associate with science fiction. “We think of the scene, like movies symbol picture. But most science fiction is characterized by intellectual speculation about the future.”

“ordinary literature”

Moreover, science fiction is fundamentally different from “normal” literature. “It is necessary because ordinary literature accepts the world as it is. It says: The world is what it is and we move about in it as we can and will.”

asking questions

Science fiction raises a number of questions, according to Hassler-Forst. “What kind of world do we live in and is this world desirable? You are always invited to think about what happened to make this world possible. Is this better than the world we are in or worse? What makes it better or worse? This is the difference between utopia and dystopia You You want to create a better world, but what does that mean?

Another important question often asked in science fiction: What role will technology play in our lives? “We now live in a world where without your smartphone, which runs all kinds of software, you can’t do anything in life,” Hasler-Forst says. “You’re constantly negotiating with technology.” “If we are not careful, everything will be controlled by technology.”

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