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Humanist Archives: Sept. 25, 2019, 3:33 a.m. Humanist 33.273 - dystopia in current science fiction

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        Date: 2019-09-24 04:21:09+00:00
        From: Joris van Zundert 
        Subject: [Humanist] 33.265: dystopia in current science fiction

Dear Willard,

Did somebody mention Mr. Robot already
(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Robot)? An example that nicely
blurs categories, I think. Not classified as sci-fi formally, it plays
in the here and now yet toys with possible immediate futures. Uses the
tech from now, and although not exactly accurate because of
dramatization, comes very close to what is possible with current
computers and software. Certainly paints a dystopian image of here now
digitized financial society.

Btw, the Wikipedia article mentions Fightclub as an inspiration. I think
that actually count as an example too, but that might be stretching?

All best

Drs. Joris J. van Zundert
Researcher & Developer in Humanities Computing

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