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SFM 2018: Futures of Science Fiction

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Futures of Science Fiction
Possible futures
Books
Video Games
Japan
Other countries
Final exam: a reminder
The End in Numbers
24
100,000+
19
Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015
Bong Joon-ho, 2013
Aleksei Yuryevich German, (2000-) 2013
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, 1964
Luc Besson, 2017
Neill Blomkamp, 2015
Ari Folman, 2013
1971
Stanisław Lem
1921-2006
More super heroes!
Franchise
Less White Males?
Enough?!
Low budget
Bright futures?
2015
2013
2017
Iain (M.) Banks
1954-2013
The Culture novels
1987-2012
Dmitry Glukhovsky
1979-...
2005
Cordwainer Smith
1913-1966
aka Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
1975
Instrumentality of Mankind
1959-...
Andreas Eschbach
2015
Budget: 13 M$
Profit: 44 M$
2009
Budget: 5 M$
Profit: 9 M$
Shane Carruth
1972-...
Budget: 5 000$
Profit: 841 000$
2004
2013
Budget: 50 000$
Profit: 584 881$
2016
September 2016
Deus Ex
August 2016
2000
a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes (Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary)
Anime
1995
2015
1984
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
2 open questions to choose from 3 in total
+ 4 short questions
Please choose and answer two (2) questions from the following. For each answer, you must provide a structured essay using at least 3 precise media examples from the lectures, in addition to examples from your personal knowledge. Concepts from the course must also be used.
The word-limit for each answer is 500 (-/+10%).
READ THE QUESTIONS!
What the CIA got right and wrong about the world in 2015
Source: https://www.brainpickings.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/futureevents_giorgialupi_large.jpg
On the difficulty of predictions
Psychohistory
mathematical study of the reactions of human conglomerates in response to economic and social stimuli.
Isaac Asimov, Foundation trilogy
"I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.” — H.G. Wells in 1901
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." – Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
Sundays
Mischa Rozema, 2015
Thank you for this term!
Live long and prosper!
"No way will Emmanuel Macron become President of France!"
- Etienne Augé, 2016
Is predicting the future possible?
Self-fulfilling prophecies
Big Data
NASA, Application-controlled demand paging for out-of-core visualization (1997)
data sets are generally quite large, taxing the capacities of main memory, local disk, and even remote disk. We call this the problem of big data. When data sets do not fit in main memory (in core), or when they do not fit even on local disk, the most common solution is to acquire more resources.
2015
2012
Questions?
(Sayonara), 2015
XXIst Century Powers
XIXth Century Powers
A pretty sure shot
Oats Studios, 2017
1995
2018?
Welcome to the love resort
Ultimatum from the UE to the Norwegian PM
Business Insider
2016
5
On China
Neil Gaiman
1960-...
2018
Foreign Policy
Are you attracted to me?
The Boy you were
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