SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
In Films from the Future, physicist Andrew Maynard threads together his expertise on emerging technologies with his love of science fiction movies, to explore how science and technology are transforming our future. Through the imagination and creativity of science fiction movies, Maynard introduces readers to the profound capabilities presented by new and emerging technologies, and the complex ethical and societal challenges and opportunities they present.
“This is a book everyone in tech innovation should read”—Cori Lathan, CEO and co-founder of AnthroTronix
“This book is one way to spread the word and get the conversation started. It should be widely read by scientists, engineers, physicians, business and political leaders and other professionals, indeed everyone who cares about the future of humanity.”
—Neal Lane, former science advisor to President Bill Clinton
FOR TEACHERS AND INSTRUCTORS
Films from the Future is a great resource for anyone who teaches about emerging technologies and responsible/ethical innovation. If you’re interested in using Films from the Future in your class, please check out these teaching resources
FOR BOOK CLUBS
Are you interested in reading Films from the Future as part of a book club? Or even better, combining it with film night? Check out these resources for book clubs for more on ways of using and enjoying the book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew Maynard is a scientist, a professor in the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and leading expert on the socially responsible and ethical development of emerging and converging technologies. For over twenty years he has worked closely with experts from around the world on the challenges and opportunities presented by technologies ranging from nanotechnology and genetic engineering, to artificial intelligence and self-driving cars. [More…]