#7: A Podcast Darkly


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Released 37 years ago, neo-noir epic Blade Runner depicts a brutalist, neon-lit Los Angeles, savaged by rain and runaway industry. The year? 2019. Like a lot of good science and dystopian fiction, Blade Runner serves up a stark warning about our future. But does the influence of fiction carry its own risks? Can these well-told tales scare us away from embracing important and beneficial technological progress? Questions & comments? Email us at wcn@granttree.co.uk Find out more: Read this excellent article on Nautilus about Sci-Fi's cultural blindspot: http://nautil.us/issue/65/in-plain-sight/why-futurism-has-a-cultural-blindspot-rp

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