…more accurately than humans can.
…and help save civilization: Looking to prevent the next terrorist attack, the Homeland Security Department is tapping into the wild imaginations of a group of self-described “deviant” thinkers: science-fiction writers. As I like to say, science fiction is a vaccine against future shock.
Next stop, the Terminator? Singapore is launching a contest to build “urban warrior robots.”
How should the arts respond to the events of September 11? This question is being asked from Broadway to Hollywood, from the studios of artists to the rehearsal halls of theatres to the offices of authors. It’s even being asked by practitioners of my own art form, written science fiction. After all, in many ways, …