Why should you read sci-fi?
Well, if you happen to be an inventor or someone who aspires to be an inventor, you might just find that the scientific flights of imagination common in good sci-fi writing will spur you to prototype ideas in your mind, consider new solutions to old problems, and foresee downsides to new inventions that might not have occurred to you otherwise.
The Atlantic: Why today’s inventors need to read more science fiction
And if you don’t believe me, maybe these MIT faculty (in this interview) will change your mind! 🙂
Hit the course syllabus for a great list of sci-fi stories you can dig into.
Maybe another possible use of another fascinating series of novels:
Yannick Rumpala, “Artificial intelligences and political organization: an exploration based on the science fiction work of Iain M. Banks,” Technology in Society, vol. 34, n° 1, 2012, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160791X11000728