Yesterday I ran a post on science fiction and philosophy and the next one coming up is going to be on the distinction between science fiction and fantasy. So let’s make this a science-themed edition of quick-takes (as if I needed an excuse).
But before we move off sci-fi entirely, I want to link to a post on this topic by John C. Wright, an atheist-to-Catholic convert and Nebula nominee for his scifi writing. When it first ran, the essay was titled “Aliens Need Christ’s Redemption, Too.”
From the ever-excellent blog Schneider on Security, a link to the following academic paper: “Science Fiction Prototyping and Security Education: Cultivating Contextual and Societal Thinking in Computer Security Education and Beyond.” The researchers recommend using science fiction as a way to raise awareness of computer security issues and keeping them urgent and relevant. It’s certainly a step up from the password security theatre embraced by plenty of companies and websites.