shaping the future shaped by the present

Many of these readings argue that pieces of literary or video future predictions  have a direct influence over the future that becomes realized. I don’t think that this is a one way street though. I don’t think that applied technology is being blindly tugged along by science fiction and corporate visions. I think there’s a give and take between realized technological advancements and predictions for future. True, the influence of concept products and science fiction gadgets has an apparent effect on tech implementation. However, isn’t it equally true that future predictions are also influenced by the present that they are concepted within. Most predictive pieces hold some foundation in reality. In most cases they are merely projections of current scientific research directions and topics. I think the most interesting impact science fiction and concept product videos can have is their ability to portray social changes in relation to new technologies.


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