Can science fiction movies help guide ethical technology innovation?

Everyone knows there's a strong link between sci-fi and technology. But science fiction movies can also provide powerful insights into how to innovation ethically and responsibly. This week's video draws on author, scientist and Risk Bites producer Andrew Maynard's book "Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies". Using twelve science fiction movies, and drawing on emerging technology trends from gene editing to artificial intelligence, the book provides an entertaining, compelling, and quite unique introduction to technology ethics. Essential reading for entrepreneurs, innovators, and anyone who wants to use new technologies to create a more just, equitable and vibrant future. Movies include Jurassic Park, Minority Report, Limitless, Transcendence, Ex Machina, Contact, and more. Read more at The video is part of Risk Bites series on Public Interest Technology - technology in the service of public good. #technology #ethics #risk #scifi #movies USEFUL LINKS “Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies”: Big Picture Science: CBC Spark Radio: Singularity Hub: Sci-Fi Movies Are the Secret Weapon That Could Help Silicon Valley Grow Up. ASU Risk Innovation Lab: School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University RISK BITES LITE Risk Bites Lite videos are shorter and lighter than regular Risk Bites videos — perfect for an injection of fun thoughts when you’re not in the mood for anything too heavy! RISK BITES Risk Bites videos are devised, created and produced by Andrew Maynard, in association with the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society ( They focus on issues ranging from risk assessment and evidence-based decision making, to the challenges associated with emerging technologies and opportunities presented by public interest technology. Risk Bites videos are produced under a Creative Commons License CC-BY-SA Backing track: Emotive Technology by High Street Music. Click here to see more videos:

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