Blog posts in Science Fiction Repair Shop for April 2014:

Science Fiction Repair Shop: Squinting Into The Future Dept.

If looking to SF for a vision of the future is a bad idea, can we at least say which SF we're talking about?

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2014/04/26 10:00

Steven Savage has talked about Robinson Meyer's piece in The Atlantic about how looking to SF for ideas about the future via things like the Google X lab was a mistake. Steve's piece is worth reading, and he invited me to draft my own response -- something I wasn't even sure was possible given how thorough his own essay was. So, while I'll respond on kind, consider this more of a string quartet to his symphony.

The big question I would pose to Meyer would be this: if looking to SF for a vision of the future is a bad idea, can we specify which SF he might be thinking of?

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