How science fiction writers' "design fiction" is playing a greater role in policy debates


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/12/how-science-fiction-writers.html


#2

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.

Philip K. Dick

This is particularly true in 2017…


#3

This is also, IMO, the main point Orwell is making in 1984.
(All the surveillance stuff, while absolutely terrifying, is at its core trivial.)


#4

But how else will we catch all those people picking their nose at stop lights?


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Oh my - if Neal Stephenson is involved in this, then buckle up for a dystopia as dull as it is Randroidian…


#6

You dont say…


#7

Hmmm, not exactly how I remember that era.

But Historia vero testis temporum, lux veritatis, vita memoriae, magistra vitae, nuntia vetustatis, qua voce alia nisi oratoris immortalitati commendatur?


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