- Eric Henry
- Northridge, CA
- United States
Director, Software Quality, Medtronic, Inc
Is science fiction a laboratory for new ideas, or is the relationship purely coincidental?
Hannah Fry's talk is reminiscent of the idea of psychohistory proposed by Isaac Asimov in his 1950s "Foundation" series. Some of Frank Herbert's later "Dune" books discussed human capabilities for parallel processing (i.e. conscious multitasking), which has been the subject of some research in past years.
Are there other connections out there? Is there are cause / effect relationship between science fiction and new ideas? If so, in which direction does it flow?