Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies


The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States. Please give as you are able, and help support our work for a brighter future.


Search the IEET
Subscribe and Contribute to:


Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Quick overview of biopolitical points of view




whats new at ieet

Optimize Your Brain: The Science of Smarter Eating

IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner to be Featured on Public TV Show

How our police became storm troopers, redux

Longévité et surpopulation : déconstruire une idée reçue

Why Drone Operators, Non-Combat Soldiers, and Peace Corps Volunteers Get PTSD

How To Live With Doubt About Life’s Meaning


ieet books

Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice
Author
John G Messerly


comments

RJP8915 on 'How To Live With Doubt About Life’s Meaning' (Jul 23, 2016)

Paul Tiffany on '“Robots will colonize space, without human beings”' (Jul 23, 2016)

instamatic on 'Moral Uncertainty and Moral Enhancement' (Jul 22, 2016)

almostvoid on 'The Age of Em: 1 Year After We Upload Ourselves to The Internet' (Jul 21, 2016)

rms on 'Moral Uncertainty and Moral Enhancement' (Jul 21, 2016)

Steve Fuller on 'Beware the Rise of Gerontocracy: Some Hard Lessons for Transhumanism, Not Least from Brexit' (Jul 20, 2016)

GamerFromJump on 'Beware the Rise of Gerontocracy: Some Hard Lessons for Transhumanism, Not Least from Brexit' (Jul 19, 2016)







Subscribe to IEET News Lists

Daily News Feed

Longevity Dividend List

Catastrophic Risks List

Biopolitics of Popular Culture List

Technoprogressive List

Trans-Spirit List



JET

Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

Moral Enhancement and Political Realism

Intelligent Technologies and Lost Life

Hottest Articles of the Last Month


How VR Gaming will Wake Us Up to our Fake Worlds
Jun 28, 2016
(10566) Hits
(2) Comments

Worst case scenario – 2035 and no basic income.
Jun 29, 2016
(6948) Hits
(0) Comments

Existential Risks Are More Likely to Kill You Than Terrorism
Jul 8, 2016
(4287) Hits
(1) Comments

Transparent Smart Chargepoints and the Internet of Things
Jul 16, 2016
(4028) Hits
(1) Comments



Comment on this entry

Has 21st Century Science Fiction Gone Cowardly? Or Worse… Nostalgic?


David Brin


Contrary Brin

October 24, 2012

Jonathan McCalmont is a critic of popular culture and science fiction whom I’ll be watching. Not because I especially liked or agreed with his lengthy and rather incoherent screed: “Cowardice, Laziness and Irony: How Science Fiction Lost the Future.”


...

Complete entry


COMMENTS



Posted by VictorS  on  10/25  at  12:17 AM

Interesting.

My own fiction, I will confess, my be judged nostalgic. I purposely attempt to match some of the themes found in the Sci-fi of my youth (i.e., the 1960s). Worse, i employ the techniques of fairy tales to do it.

But is that really such a bad thing? Could not nostalgia for a past which did not actually exist drive us into a future that might?

vs
http://www.amazon.com/Victor-Storiguard/e/B005JT22MG






Add your comment here:


Name:

Email:

Location:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

HOME | ABOUT | FELLOWS | STAFF | EVENTS | SUPPORT  | CONTACT US
SECURING THE FUTURE | LONGER HEALTHIER LIFE | RIGHTS OF THE PERSON | ENVISIONING THE FUTURE
CYBORG BUDDHA PROJECT | AFRICAN FUTURES PROJECT | JOURNAL OF EVOLUTION AND TECHNOLOGY

RSSIEET Blog | email list | newsletter |
The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States.

East Coast Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
56 Daleville School Rd., Willington CT 06279 USA 
Email: director @ ieet.org     phone: 860-428-1837

West Coast Contact: Managing Director, Hank Pellissier
425 Moraga Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611
Email: hank @ ieet.org