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Exploring Tech & Society Through Sci-Fi: Austin Forum Sci-Fi Book Club
March 24, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
We will kick off the Austin Forum Sci-Fi book club with Neil Stephenson’s “Snow Crash,” a novel that inspired many of the ideas and terms we use in technology today! While “Snow Crash” isn’t a new novel — it was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1994 — the ideas and lessons about technology influence remain relevant today.
Our book club focus is on how technology’s influence on society is imagined by creative writers who are extrapolating into possible futures or alternate outcomes — and what this can inform (warn?) us about how we’re allowing technology to influence society today. No spoiler alerts, but “Snow Crash” is the perfect book to discuss first, especially coming after our big March presentation event on cybersecurity. Our awesome book club group leader, Julie Tomlin, will ensure everyone gets to share their own analysis, ideas, concerns, and more.
Sign up, read the book, and join us for a wonderful evening discussion that will surely expand your perspective on technology & society.