I used to particularly like science fiction among a wide array of arts, culture and sports. Unfortunately it now seems like I can't watch mainstream arts or even sports without having politics rammed down my throat at every junction. I appreciate that politics has always been present in the arts, but it's now so blatant and unsubtle that it detracts from culture.I suspect science fiction used to be far more of a playground for ideas whereas now it seems it is only pushing specific ones.Bad science, and bad data drives bad policy and there is plenty of bad science... see Ben Goldacres excellent book...https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bad-Science-Ben-Goldacre/dp/000728487XI think it's worrying that corporations like Google may end up knowing more about my children than I do. Now that is a scary thought!If you agree that knowledge is power then that's a hell of a lot of power to give to a global corporation. As well intentioned as people in a corporation can be, ultimately it's goal is to make money for it's staff and stakeholders.I really want to make sure that my children have the balance right between fresh air, exercise and technology.I can see social responsibility being built in to technology and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a scary thing or a bit of both!
I'm also a life long Science Fiction fan and like you wildly curious about where this journey Mankind will take us. I'm a bit disappointed regarding the slow progress in getting off this rock so that all our eggs are not in one basket. Space has turned out to be pretty hostile (and vast) for humans but to sustain rising demands on finite resources we won't have any choice but to go there and soon. I'm also disappointed that despite all our efforts we still have not found any signs at all of ANYONE else out there yet. How precious we all are if there really is no other intelligent life? in the Universe. I really don't want to believe this is the case but it could be. Excellent TV series like "The Expanse" currently on Netflicks probably presents a pretty true picture of where we are heading in the next 200 years or so. It raises some very interesting concepts such as paying everyone "Basic" enough to live but just about, not the future world I hoped and hope for. However its a very real prospect unless we come up with creative solutions to Robotics and AI making vast numbers of people jobless. I know we DBA's and Developers are on the front line but it's up to governments to address the dangers and soon.
I've also very hopeful that some disruptive energy technological breakthrough may solve the CO2/climate change issue for good not to mention giving us unlimited cheap energy. Perhaps it will be technology such as (LENR) or the so called (Hydrinos) currently developed by BrilliantLight.com, Brillouin Energy, Andrea Rossi's (ECAT) Leonardo Corporation, not to mention the tons of others now getting involved. Lets hope "Evil Corp" doesn't try to bury it for another 20 years we really don't have that time.