‘Future First’: Today’s Sci-Fi Dystopias are Lazy

These futures aren't warning us of actual events we can prevent

Technology is really a marvel. So often, as new technology comes out and allows us to do things that were thought impossible in the past, we hear the phrase “The future is now.” Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies like these in a video series called Future First.

Episode six of Future First is titled “Today’s Sci-Fi Dystopias are Lazy.” In it, science fiction author David Brin explains why he believes today’s post-apocalyptic futures are lazy and what they’re missing.