Posts in Governance
What should be the role of science fiction (SF) in informing how we develop and govern science and technology? Some SF is just for fun, some SF explores what it means to be human under different circumstances, and other SF imagines strange new worlds, including new kinds of humans, new kinds of machines and new kinds of worlds. SF is also cited by many scientists and engineers as an impetus for their career choice. But are there other ways that SF should do more to try to guide society?
It’s all too common in the USA that scientists must pay hundreds of dollars to have their research published. But imagine getting paid to publish instead of paying to publish. This would be a dream for American academics. In other countries, getting paid to publish isn’t a dream. Rather it’s a beautiful reality.
If I dedicate my life to seeking peace and justice through governance, how then do I define governance and how do the others I am working with define it? To answer this question and find common ground of definition between opposing parties is a first step in the direction toward peace building.
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