In this electric age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.
--Marshall McLuhan

  Science fiction

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fiction which explores the effects of technology on society

Marvin Minsky, Ted Nelson, Richard M. Stallman, and Eric S. Raymond read and were influenced by science fiction as children.

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Science-fiction writing today presents situations that enable us to perceive the potential of new technologies. Formerly, the problem was to invent new forms of labor-saving. Today, the reverse is the problem. Now we have to adjust, not to invent. We have to find the environments in which it will be possible to live with our new inventions. Big Business has learned to tap the s-f writer.

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