Technologists have to act as responsible members of society, but they also have to cut themselves out of the loop of ruling the world.
--Tim Berners-Lee

  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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