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Collecting together discussions about the relationship between Science Fiction and Philosophy
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Mr. Nobody (2009)

Mr. Nobody (2009) | Science Phiction | Scoop.it
This genuinely mind blowing movie is an experience revolving around the notion of choice, the importance or futility of decisions, a complex story that questions randomness, and what our lives are made of. Illustrated by bribes of a science documentary enlightening us about concepts like time before and after the big bang, the extremely interesting superstition of the pigeon, the eventuality of the big crunch, the complexity of quantum mechanics and string theory.
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Instant Expert: Evolution of social networks - New Scientist

Instant Expert: Evolution of social networks - New Scientist | Science Phiction | Scoop.it
From animal bonding to global electronic communications, Robin Dunbar leads us through the networks of our lives in this latest expert guide...
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Why We Need To Escape From Our Dystopian Sci-Fi Rut

Why We Need To Escape From Our Dystopian Sci-Fi Rut | Science Phiction | Scoop.it
Why We Need To Escape From Our Dystopian Sci-Fi Rut...
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Google’s Project Glass turns science fiction into reality

Google’s Project Glass turns science fiction into reality | Science Phiction | Scoop.it
Google officially announced its augmented reality glasses today — and yes, they look about as geeky as you’d expect.
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Clive Thompson on Why Sci-Fi Is the Last Bastion of Philosophical Writing

Clive Thompson on Why Sci-Fi Is the Last Bastion of Philosophical Writing | Science Phiction | Scoop.it
Clive Thompson takes a look at Cory Doctorow's novella, After the Siege -- a book, like most sci-fi's, are the only ones to tackle profound philosophical questions.
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Intellectuals & Power: A conversation between Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze, Part 1

This is an animated version of a transcript of a 1972 conversation between the post-structuralist philosophers Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze. (Produced ...
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‘John Carter’: Unoriginal sci-fi saved by visuals

‘John Carter’: Unoriginal sci-fi saved by visuals | Science Phiction | Scoop.it

Though the marketing campaign made it out to be a generic science-fiction film, “John Carter” slumps thanks to its century-old sci-fi novel that inspired filmmakers such as George Lucas and James Cameron.

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Science Fiction or Fact: Will Space Battles Be Fought with Laser Weapons?

Science Fiction or Fact: Will Space Battles Be Fought with Laser Weapons? | Science Phiction | Scoop.it
Any good sci-fi hero uses a laser blaster, but how realistic are these weapons?
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Dear Science Fiction Writers: Stop Being So Pessimistic!

Dear Science Fiction Writers: Stop Being So Pessimistic! | Science Phiction | Scoop.it
Neal Stephenson created the Hieroglyph Project to convince sci-fi writers to stop worrying and learn to love the future (Dear Science Fiction Writers: Stop Being So Pessimistic!
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The Philosopher at the End of the Universe - Book Review | Sci-Fi Movie Page

The Philosopher at the End of the Universe - Book Review | Sci-Fi Movie Page | Science Phiction | Scoop.it

This fun and easy-to-read book by Mark Rowlands explains several philosophic ideas and concepts by using science fiction blockbusters such as The Matrix, Total Recall and Blade Runner as examples. You too can understand what Descartes was on about when he said “I think, therefore I am” . . .

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Some of the Coolest Future Cityscapes We've Seen in Ages

Some of the Coolest Future Cityscapes We've Seen in Ages | Science Phiction | Scoop.it
Concept artist Josh Kao has worked on X-Men First Class and Halo 4, but we really love is some of his designs of futuristic cities. His cityscapes have the shininess, and the attention to detail, that make city concept art so amazing.
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9 Bold Predictions for the Digital World of 2020

9 Bold Predictions for the Digital World of 2020 | Science Phiction | Scoop.it
Click through the slideshow to see what our experts foresee: artificial intelligence, cloud computing, virtual healthcare and digital jewelry.
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New Scientist's new digital magazine combines science-fiction and futurology - The Independent

New Scientist's new digital magazine combines science-fiction and futurology - The Independent | Science Phiction | Scoop.it
New Scientist's new digital magazine combines science-fiction and futurologyThe IndependentWhen it comes to forecasting the future, science fiction has not been the most precise medium.
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Politics and Science Fiction | Dissident Voice

Politics and Science Fiction | Dissident Voice | Science Phiction | Scoop.it
Paul Kantner and Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplane released an album titled Blows Against the Empire in 1970.
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Neurotechnology: Science Fiction or Applied Science?

Neurotechnology: Science Fiction or Applied Science? | Science Phiction | Scoop.it
As science makes a reality of what has been science fiction, we will face questions of how to best apply neurotechnologies. Should they be limited to helping those who have illnesses?
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