What lessons can we learn from science fiction literature and film?

Every job is looking for that super employee who can step out of the ordinary thinking framework to innovate.

What does that with SF make?

Everything, actually.

An employee who needs to listen and follow orders.

As taught at school and in college.

You can also see the SF stories from now on.

The Last Frontier

(Does not sound so good in the NL, huh)

Admittedly, earlier when there were no submarines or missiles, it was not so difficult to invent that kind of thing.

What I want to say is that you have to think far ahead today, faster than the technique now evolves.

The exponential curve is underway.

The development is faster and faster.

So thinking ahead is not that easy anymore.

Floating lamps.

Flying cars.

Basis on Mars.

Colonization of planets.

Are we going to print food?

My experience over thirty years of SF reading tells me that there hasn’t really been much change in space travel and spaceships.

They have become very impressive and detailed.

It is visually very beautiful, everyone walks in spacious corridors around.

Not very realistic.

Pressing buttons also seems to be very “now”.

Robots are very easy to beat, despite their automatic target seekers.

Ships are repaired with a green pulsating plastic plate to pull out somewhere.

And if somewhere is to be clapiled, or one is attacked, the screens on the bridge are flickering Enzo.

The lesson we learn here is that today SF is much closer to the real future than ever before.

This makes it less interesting for those who are with the latest new developments.

A little realism would also be nice.

Realism and impressively can go perfectly together.

By sketching an unrealistic picture of certain objects or things, a distorted image is created.

Even in Belgium, there are quite a few people who cannot make the distinction between the actor in their favorite soap and the actor as a person.

Fear images of “terminators” sell well, but now we have had it slowly?

It’s much the same.

Just like a series about vampires was exceptional and innovative, it is now so molken that it becomes sad.

Fantasy, fiction, we need you!


The form of Government of the future is undoubtedly a Nazi regime.

Freedom of expression is gone.

Intolerance everywhere.




To sell fear and cruelty.

Does anyone have to be able to warm his back on the Iron Throne?

OK, we wander off.

Belgium is a good example of what we are now seeing in the US.


Delete messages.

People are banned for their opinion.

Certain opinions go viral.

Other views are consciously shown little.

That was the case in Belgium in 2008.

Moderators on the newspaper websites behaved as judge and party.

Everyone knows that the average view lacks draught.

Lack of facts knowledge.


The problem today is that everything that goes against the own opinion must be removed.

What the newspapers in Belgium did like.

Universal human rights, however everywhere useas guidance, clearly defines that opinions may be controversial or even offensive.

It is no reason to censor.

Once the censorship begins, possibly well intended, is the fence of the dam.

Everyone sees the Nazi regimes of the future as the Slechten.

Totally agree with it.

But what if the regime consists of beautiful people.

White teeth.

No wrinkles to detect.

Always haute couture.

Great proponents of tolerance.

All power to the worker.

No more war (MSS only somewhere else than).

Everyone is right before the law.

No discrimination.

Privacy for everyone.

No sickening abuses in the purchase of consumer goods.

Disney but then in real?

What is bad about it now, I hear you think?

Well, do you imagine that those perfect people with their perfect policy, are not at all what they claim to be?

Your data is stolen and sold on all sorts of obscure websites.

Cars sold by ECO are very shabby cars.

That phone that quickly specifies it is not made under warranty because the seller claims that the phone has water damage?

That television that is getting stuck by bad software.

That brave tooth suited people who always leave the big banks free hand.

With exchange rates, with the official LIBOR interest.

With the quotes of shares and metals.

Who sell investment products to their customers against which they themselves occupy positions because they know it is junk?

Imagine that you are throwing such stories on the web.

But they are read by very few people.

Or be just removed for fake.

Or because they are begging some deep pockets.

And you just get thrown off everywhere.

And every day you see the same liars parging on TV.

And the CEO of such a bank who has won another prize.

And that other company of those eco cars breaks new sales records.

And those social media that determine what is and what is not seen, its stock price shoots through the roof.

Wouldn’t that be a much worse regime?

No one is murdered.

No one is stabbed in camps.

No torture, nothing.

Only mouth made dead.

With the obligation to undergo every day the white smile of the fake people.

Their lies must be heard.

Until the centuries of the centuries.


Like science, there is a lot of confusion about what science-fiction really is. A lot of Hollywood films lend some popular theme and then knit a romantic or cowboy story around.The princess must be saved or there awaits us a terrible disaster. Outside the basic idea, you cannot take these films seriously. Great fun, nice action and pleasant to watch, though. Science is made so popular, but there is usually a lot to the film itself.

Real science fiction teaches you to look with an unexpected angle, his time is far ahead and is usually written by a real scientist.But then you can now get a lot of light through real sources. For example, NASA has a whole package of educational materials, and universities offer free colleges. (University of Flanders, the Netherlands), free courses by Stanford. Both of them can also be found at Youtube, and at Stanford you get a link to MIT, Royal Institution etc… it’s just searching, but once you search you’ll find a lot.

Art is a mirror of the human mind. It reflects our hopes and our fears.It explores this, and tries to find ways to deal with it. Similarly, science fiction.

In the years 1980 and 1990 sci-fi was very exuberant.It gave the image of a self-confident humanity that explored the cosmos as you as a future owner inspects a house. Examples are of course the series 鈧?艙 Star Trek: The Next Generation 鈧?and the novels of Iain M Banks of Greg Egan.

In this time we are more in the counter-utopia.Future humanity is depicted as the possible victim of own choices, or of a hostile universe which is much less understandable or kind than hoped.

In short: Science fiction says a lot more about the Zeitgeist in which it is written over the universe.Even though (in the genre 鈧?艙 Hard sci-fi) there is a good dose of science. The best authors have, incidentally, had a scientific training, Alastair Reynolds, e.g., is a physicist, Stephen Baxter is an engineer, Larry Niven has Diploma s mathematics…

Expectations are always different than reality, some things go faster than expected, speed of computers, Internet eg, some much slower like AI, some never come, like time travel and aliens?

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