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Arthur Clarke

There's no real objection to escapism. We all want to escape occasionally. Science fiction is often very far from escapism but it's a fiction that does concern itself with real issues: the origin of man; our future.

Science fiction is very much concerned with real issues, reality.

Ray Bradbury

Science fiction is the most important literature of the world because it's the history of ideas, our civilization's birth, and it's central to everything we've done.

Isaac  Asimov

It is changing, continuing, and inevitable change that is the dominant factor in society today. Science fiction may seem trivial to blind critics and philosophers of today but in its essence, it is needed for our own salvation.

Gene Roddenberry

Science fiction is a way of thinking. It is a way of logic that bypasses a lot of nonsense. It allows people to look directly at important subjects.

Philip K. Dick

I bet on science as helping us. I have yet to see how it endangers us fundamentally. Science has given us more lives than it has taken; we must remember that.

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Science fiction in the 1700s

Science fiction emerged about 300 years ago when science made great strides. Authors tried to understand their world by imagining a possible future.

Gulliver's Travels is the earliest science fiction. This satirical 1726 travel narrative is considered to be a precursor of the modern science fiction novel. Lemuel Gulliver encounters utopian and dystopian societies during his voyages. The novel describes scientists on islands whose experiments are pointless.

“Sci-fi movies, shows or stories do provide an inspiration for the foremost and upcoming human-computer interaction challenges of our time, for example through the discussion of shape-changing interfaces, implantables or digital afterlife ethics.”

The Lure Of Science Fiction

Science Fiction, or Sci-Fi, which takes us into fantasy worlds with aliens, robots, spaceships, time machines, powerful superhumans and monsters, is an extremely appealing genre, due to its boundary-less escapist content.

It challenges existing assumptions and limitations, exploring questions that were never asked before, something which closer-to-reality fiction and non-fiction cannot do with ease.

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