A look at the uses of Science Fiction to predict and influence the future, featuring insights from Yuval Harari, Berit Anderson, Douglas Rushkoff, Pat Cadigan and Stephen Oram. Story excerpt from "The World Set Free" by H.G. Wells.
"Canal Street Blues" - King Oliver w Louis Armstrong
"Mister Really Loves You" - Captive Portal
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The Mundane Manifesto
Science in Sci-Fi, Fact in Fantasy (Dan Koboldt)
A History of Books that Predicted the Future
Pat Cadigan & Douglas Rushkoff
What are the superfoods of tomorrow, and how will we produce a wide variety of inexpensive food for an ever-growing population, on an unforgiving …
A conversation with Lauren Teffeau, author of the recently-released near-future science fiction novel "Implanted." Topics covered include digital …
An Augmented Reality can be understood as a digitally-produced “layer” or “display screen” interposed by specialized hardware between you and the …
A look at 3D Printing, examining its history, the current state of the art, and the far-reaching implications of its future in the coming century. Includes excerpt from Murray Leinster's "Things Pass By."
What is Fractopian Fiction, and why do you write it? An in-depth chat with Fractopian Fiction writers Antony Copeland, Adrian McCauley and Shawn Koch.
Just what is Ubiquitous Computing all about, and what will it enable us to do? (Includes story excerpt "Morning in Hadid")
An introduction to the Fractopia podcast, and an exposition of our inquiries into Fractopian Fiction.