The Importance Of Technology In Science Fiction

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Movies like Iron Man, Total Recall, Wall-E and many more have come up which are inspiring the future generations to develop technologies not even imagined to be possible. Pure science fiction is being turned into reality. For filmmakers and story tellers alike, the future has always been a fountain of creative possibilities and endings, a way to grapple with our fears of the unknown by portraying them as fictions. Perhaps, one could go as far to say that futuristic stories are test-run simulators of what our world could be. And with the rapid evolution and advancements in visual CGI effects and moviemaking tools, even more fantastical, hyper-detailed visualizations of the imagination are possible. The rise in digital filmmaking technology has made it easier to depict a more accurate picture of the digital world of tomorrow. Technology in science fiction examines the possibilities and implications of new technological concepts. Authors have taken, or created, new innovations and technologies, and elaborated on what they might be and how they might be used. This exchange goes in both directions – sometimes the technology appears first in science fiction, then becomes reality (such as space travel) and other times the real technology comes first, and science fiction authors speculate about how it might be used, and how it might affect the human condition. Likewise, the accuracy of the technology portrayed spans a wide range – sometimes it is existing technology, sometimes it
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