If you take a look at the news these last few months, it really does seem like the world is going to hell in a handbasket sometimes.
Ebola. ISIS. Ukraine. Drought. Fires. And so much more.
Science fiction is about taking the trends we see now and pushing them into the future. How will global warming affect our world? Our culture? Our capabilities?
What would the discovery of a “warp drive” do to us?
If aliens ever did make contact with us, what impact would that have on us as a society.
Today, let’s play science fiction historian. Fast-forward 100 years, and list the five major trends that shaped the century worldwide. For extra credit, how would you place one or all of these trends into a science-fiction plot?