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How science fiction can help predict the future

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How science fiction can help predict the future

Would you like to know what’s in our future? What’s going to happen to humanity tomorrow, next year, or even a millennium from now? Well, you’re not alone. Everyone from governments to military to industry leaders do as well, and they all employ people - called ‘futurists’ - who attempt to forecast the future. Roey Tzezana explains some of the ways that futurists venture to do so. Lesson by Roey Tzezana, animation by TED-Ed.

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What's the Most Powerful Weapon in Sci-Fi History?

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What's the Most Powerful Weapon in Sci-Fi History?

What’s the most powerful weapon in the sci-fi universe? How does a lightsaber in Star Wars compare to the energy sword of Halo? What about a Death Star vs Dr. Who’s reality bomb? And how do they match up with a real life nuclear bomb? Foundation Digital made this infographic for Fat Wallet detailing the top sci-fi weapons in history measured by their “energy of devastation in Joules.” The list includes all kind of weapons from all kinds of fictional worlds like an ACME stick of dynamite, Mario’s fireball, the Ghostbusters’ proton pack, the Jaegar in Pacific Rim, the noisy...

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6 Ideas From Science Fiction That Should Become Reality

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6 Ideas From Science Fiction That Should Become Reality

Science fiction writers can be eerily prescient. Consider what John Brunner got right about our world in 2010, as described in his 1968 novel Stand on Zanzibar: a world shaken up by terrorist attacks and school shootings, the near-abandonment of Detroit, a zeal for upgrading everything, including our bodies. When Isaac Asimov envisioned in 1964 what 2014 would be like, he described what we’ve come to know as satellite phones, Skype calls, and driverless cars. Of course, with all hits, there have been some misses: we don’t have Brunner’s single super computer that powers the world, but the rhizome of...

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