Ask A Genius 304 – Science Faction and Fiction (1)
September 28, 2017
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Rick Rosner: All right, so what isn’t going to happen in science fiction. So we’re not all going to Mars well people may colonize Mars. That’s a multi-century project to terraform Mars and not that many people are going live on to go on trips to explore for Alpha Centauri, which is four light years away which you know so getting there will take 20, 30, 40 years. Even if the holding (unclear 00:41) but by the time it takes to colonize Mars or the 2000 expedition of the Centauri the earth is going to be wildly transforming. So, which is as we were saying earlier just not captured by much science fiction where science fiction goes things for a sense of wonder and scale. You know exciting there’s a ones of the things are superheroes scales in some science fiction and there are science fiction is one of the might be the most, might be the genre as in the most active in terms of having three short stories. Which you could explore a single idea or single feeling. So, it takes advantages short form but the future is not short form.
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