Science and the Arts have shared a unique collaboration and evolved along parallel paths for centuries. The arts that paint the future challenge science and technology to keep up. Science Fiction aspires to be transformed into Science Faction. Whether are we uniquely inspired, fearful, relieved or frustrated as we look ahead, what feeds and forms our perspectives? Are they intentionally adopted or inherited by our cultural inputs and environment? And given the powerful impact our stories have on society, what responsibility, if any, do modern storytellers have in shaping our future realities? Our panel of successful writers, scientists, and futurists will explore the role and responsibility of the creative artist in designing and defining the future.
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