Future Tense Newsletter: Is Science Fiction Predicting the Future? – Slate Magazine (blog)
Margaret Atwood, a speculative fiction author known for writing all-too-near tales of the future, affirms this assessment in a delightful interview with Ed Finn. â€œ â€¦ No, I didnâ€™t predict the future because you canâ€™t really predict the future,â€ the author of The Handmaidâ€™s Tale and Oryx and Crake said. â€œThere isnâ€™t any â€˜the future.â€™ There are many possible futures, but we donâ€™t know which one weâ€™re going to have. We can guess. We can speculate. But we cannot really predict.â€ That said, autocomplete seems like itâ€™s doing a decent jobâ€”for better or worse.
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