Will Science Fiction become reality? It certainly has the potential to do so. Science Fiction writers have long been able to envision and imagine worlds that we would not be able to create, such as those found in stories like Star Trek, X-Men, and others. Now, with the potential for technology to do much more than what has already been dreamed of, the question is whether or not science fiction will also be able to bring about new and creative technologies that become real, or if it will remain just a fan project.
Space exploration and going to space are always important topics of interest. However, what many people do not realize is that this can be applied to all kinds of areas. For example, did you know that you can actually use technology to map the human brain and analyze it underwater? This is just one example of how technology can help us explore our wildest dreams. While many people may think that technology is only useful for war and other high-tech settings, there is actually much that can be done on a domestic level as well. It is widely known that the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA) has used technology in the past to help them evaluate flood zones and prepare communities for possible flooding.
Will science fiction become reality when artificial intelligence takes over the reins of how humans communicate? Will we be able to send communication through eyes or ears? If so, how will we do so without leaving the computers on Earth to handle the process? One day, it is possible that artificial intelligence will be so advanced that it can override all attempts at communication by actual humans. Whether or not this will cause great problems remains to be seen, but it is something worth keeping an eye on.
Another area of interest is in outer space exploration. Is space exploration going to bring us closer to understanding life on other planets? It is known that the first humans to walk on another planet did not survive very long. If we find life on another planet, can we get samples back to learn more about the life there? When we get samples, can we apply tools to sample the atmospheres of those planets to learn if aliens have atmospheres which allow their visitors to survive?
Is science fiction keeping us from going to the next step after Mars? Will we ever go to the stars? There are plenty of ways in which to explore space, and we certainly have the technology today to get people to the stars. Can science fiction keep us from sending people to the moon? It is widely believed that within 25 years we will be able to send people to the moon.
Is science fiction keeping us from technology advances? The answer may be yes and no. Science fiction may have created a lot of excitement about space travel, but it has also scared people away from the possibility of space travel. Space travel could open up the unknown, but it also could cause many unknowns, and therefore science fiction may not become reality.
Joanne Pion is a geeky girl who loves sci-fi. She’s been reading science fiction since she was nine years old and has always dreamed of being an author herself. In her free time, Joanne enjoys watching Doctor Who, playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends, and traveling the world to visit places that have inspired her favorite TV shows.