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Why Science Fiction Is the Most Important Genre

Posté : mar. sept. 11, 2018 8:01 pm
par jerome
Nous, on ne se pose même plus la question... :) Des propos de "YUVAL NOAH HARARI, author of the best-selling books Sapiens and Homo Deus"
“Today science fiction is the most important artistic genre,” Harari says in Episode 325 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “It shapes the understanding of the public on things like artificial intelligence and biotechnology, which are likely to change our lives and society more than anything else in the coming decades.”

Because science fiction plays such a key role in shaping public opinion, he would like to see more science fiction that grapples with realistic issues like AI creating a permanent ‘useless class’ of workers. “If you want to raise public awareness of such issues, a good science fiction movie could be worth not one, but a hundred articles in Science or Nature, or even a hundred articles in the New York Times,” he says.