Austin Forum on Technology & Society presents Exploring Tech & Society Through Sci-Fi: Austin Forum Sci-Fi Book Club
The Austin Forum on Technology & Society 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.
The 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. The book club group leader, Julie Tomlin, will ensure everyone gets to share their own analysis, ideas, concerns, and more.