Any science fiction taken far enough becomes fantasy, because the reality of the human psyche is inescapable. Neurological research is revealing that in order to have any sense of self or continuity of consciousness, we have to imagine a continuity that isn’t really there. Stated more simply, on what most people would consider the down to earth every day level of existence, we only have fantasy.
We create a fictional universe, and a fictional self to inhabit this universe, and this process goes on in what science wants to convince us is real. I deliberately apply science fiction to my life. I choose to reason with a wider margin about how things work and what might happen, even in the near future. I really think the reality straight jacket is a big force behind current stress related health problems.
“I wish everyone was a sci-fi geek because then there would be no violence in the world. There’d be no wars. There’d only be people e-mailing each other.” Claudia Christian
“The possibilities in sci-fi are wonderful. The subject is bigger than everything we know.” Joel Gretsch