In this episode of Future Curious, we discuss science fiction and whether sci-fi can shape our future, the technologies we develop and the decisions we all make.
“There have been a lot of science fiction writers throughout the 20th century who have really seen it not just as a way of imagining a fantastical world full of robots and advanced wonders of science, but also as a way of getting across quite powerful, ethical and moral arguments.”Jim Al-Khalili
With alternative visions and possibilities before us, we explore the connection between what the future could look like, and how largely science fiction has contributed to this vision. Through a distinctive mix of installations, talks and debates, FutureFest Lates offers audiences an opportunity to imagine and lay claim to a different vision of what might lie ahead.
Recorded at Nesta’s first ‘FutureFest Lates’ event, Nesta’s Nigel Campbell is joined by:
Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Theoretical Physics, broadcaster and author of a new science fiction novel, Sunfall
Celia Hannon, Nesta’s Director of Futures
Find out more on the FutureFest website.