Alternate Futures Do Exist!

Rucker with some fruit

Another repost from BoingBoing, and a refreshingly original take on Sci Fi. Author Rudy Rucker presents a brief list of Sci Fi subjects other than the singularity available to potential writers.

In a world of ever more technology, it’s easy to see why the popular imagination has such limited  subject matter. Spaceships and robots have always been vital to Science fiction, and as computers emerged in the twentieth century it was reflected in tales of AI and the like. The singularity now seems unavoidable – if unlikely to actually occur – as something that today’s authors must face due to the increasing scale and power of computers. But, if a technology surrounds us today, it is even more important that our thoughts of tomorrow include something other.

[Rudy Rucker via Boing Boing]


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