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It’s a term that I think should be used to recognize the genre of technology-fiction as opposed to science-fiction, especially where the movie (or book) is focused on tech rather than science :) I suspect that many sci-fi movies would fit more comfortably into this class — The Matrix and Terminator for starters!
Great article — thanks Brian! One lesser-recognized, but equally important aspect of the connection between science fiction and technology innovation, is how it can provide sometimes-startling insights into the complex relationships between technology and society, and the potential pitfalls of socially myopic innovation. Having just spent the past…
Matt — worth reading the rest of the chapter when the book comes out :) One challenge of course is that no one group has a monopoly over the definition of “nootropics”, although they’d like to think they do. But the point you make is taken up in the chapter.