DONTNOD Entertainment’s Remember Me is a noteworthy game, not in the least because it features a futuristic Paris where guns have been outlawed.
Back in 1980, Newsweek published an opinion piece by science-fiction author Isaac Asimov that seems eerily relevant again today.
It’s easy to argue whether we’re living in an Orwellian or a Huxleyan dystopia. It’s harder to admit that we’re actually living in both (and more besides).
The threat of a robot uprising is back on the horizon again. But it is not the artificial intelligence of recent science fiction that threatens human civilization, but the mindless robota imagined by Karel Čapek in his 1920 play R.U.R.
Science fiction often tackles existential threats that make our political squabbles look petty. So why can’t science fiction fans in positions of power tackle the real existential threat faced by humanity?