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What Science Fiction Can Teach Us About Today's Social Issues

For decades, science fiction has been one of the most impactful genres in film, tv and books — whether it’s because the topics include challenges to our humanity, concerns about a dystopian future or great action accompanied by moral questions. Our imaginations are often expanded and tested by what science fiction explores.

In his new book " Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies," ASU Professor Andrew Maynard wrote about science and society and current hot topics like artificial intelligence — all while he weaves in references to some of his favorite and most significant sci-fi flicks.

Maynard joined The Show to talk about it.

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