I like Science Fiction because it scares me. It opens my mind to new ideas.
And sometimes the fiction becomes reality.
Just the other day I finished Robopocalypse (a great read!). Today I thumb through my news feed and hear that California just joined a couple other states in legalizing self-driving cars and Toyota continues to make progress with domestic helper robots.
I don’t see the singularity coming any time soon, but it’s easy to see our tools evolving rapidly. Our responsibility towards each other must grow commensurate with the evolution of our tools.
Amped is great so far, too. I just happened to watch The Hunted lately, which also explores the theme of technology-enhanced individuals being rejected by mainstream society. Like Dr. Steve Mann’s beating in France. Discrimination is certainly old news; I believe we love the familiar, and it follows the unfamiliar generally is harder to accept. But this challenge is exactly what makes the unfamiliar awesome.