TL;DR version: between the lack of technical advances that are immediately obvious to laymen and the new tendency in science fiction toward pessimistic and introspective works, the popular idea of the myth of scientific progress is losing ground to myths of regression and millennial, and we should counter this by writing optimistic scifi and creating big symbolic works.
Edit: and a counterbalance!
Do We Have Minds of Our Own? The strange, startling, and competing explanations for human—and possibly nonhuman—consciousness. - submitted by /u/Naurgul [link] [comments]
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