Tag: Science Fiction

All Tomorrow’s Warnings

Both left and right employ “speculative nonfiction” to imagine the world after climate change. But who will win the battle of the futurists?

AI: Machines or Magic?

AI has always only partially been about the actual future of probable developments and base-rate outcomes; it has also been singularly productive of philosophical speculation, fantasy, and arguments about ourselves and the future ...

Privacy Cultures

In “USS Callister,” a much-discussed episode of Black Mirror, a reticent computer programmer collects DNA around his office from discarded objects like lollipops and coffee cups. He uses that DNA to ...