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Science Fiction as Improvised Religion

Within the last couple of centuries, science fiction has served humanity as part searchlight, part sentinel, part prophetic voice. Originally known as “fantastic fiction” and “speculative fiction,” this artistic genre – genre almost seems an understatement in this context – … Continue reading

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A Monument to Science Fiction Films

I’m watching the “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” which is rightfully considered the mother of all ET-related science fiction films. In fact there are premises in the movie that are really prescient in light of the advances we’re making … Continue reading

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Communing with Robots

“Ye men, ye shall live as Gods.” Hominids developed a symbiotic relationship with technology a half million years ago – our Neanderthal cousins used cutting stones shaped to the contours of their hands. But the advent of emotional robots portends … Continue reading

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