‘Star Trek: Picard’ is set 400 years in the future, but, like most science fiction, it deals with issues in the here and now. The show’s third and final season provides a lens on cybersecurity.
Science fiction has always been good at predicting distant futures and now governments are turning to them to ward off possible threats.
Science fiction does more than entertain – it can also be used to better understand the political forces that shape the societies in which we live.
A new film changes its story based on the emotions expressed by the viewer.
It is one thing to treat AI as a tool when it has no scope for emotion. It is quite another when AI has a full suite of emotional responses.
Amid global a crisis, China rises to save the world – while Western countries descend into chaos.
How The Last of Us bucked the trend for failed video game adaptations and instead added depth to a much beloved game.
Astounding leaps forward in diagnostics, recycling and food are just a few areas of chemistry that were once considered science fiction
Science fiction books can inspire more children to become scientists if authors and illustrators do a better job of depicting characters from diverse backgrounds.
As COVID-19 transitions from a pandemic to an endemic, apocalyptic science-fiction and zombie movies contain examples of how to adjust to the new normal.
Both are orders of religious warriors and both were taken down by power-hungry rulers
In an interview, scholar Alyssa Collins explains how her time spent plumbing the sci fi writer’s papers left her stunned by the breadth of her interests and the depth of her scientific knowledge.
What might our future look like? Together, these speculative fiction stories offer a First Nations response to this burning question.
New virtual realities are changing the way we interact with our urban spaces. How will the metaverse make some urban amenities redundant and others indispensable?
There was a real man behind the swashbuckling hero who was as deft at sparring with his pen and sword as Rostand’s hero.
We simulated the desert planet to find out.
Mass data collection and surveillance have become ubiquitous. For marginalized communities, the stakes of having their privacy violated are high.
Once analysts gain access to our private data, they can use that information to influence and alter our behaviour and choices. If you’re marginalized in some way, the consequences are worse.
Is Dune scientifically plausible? We ran a climate model to find out.
The audio version of an in-depth article on how science fiction’s hopes and fears can inspire humanity’s response to the climate crisis.