About this Research Topic
The goal of this research topic is to collect essays that discuss the role of science fiction in film, television, books, or otherwise in the analysis of the ethical, social, and legal implications of technological developments. This special research topic will also collect essays relating to the prescient value of science fiction in identifying and/or influencing new trends in science and technology.
This research topic aims to be broad in its scope, looking for new research, editorials, reviews, and methodology papers that all look broadly to
• focus on a particular film—employ it to describe the ethical, legal, and/or social concerns associated with that technology
• discuss issues relating to the use of science fiction in the teaching of science, such as genomics
• discuss how science fiction can and perhaps has been used in the area of science policy
• provide direction as to how science fiction can be created to promote the ethical, social and legal use of science and technology
• discuss how science fiction can and has been employed for science communication and many other issues at the intersection of science fiction and the ethical, legal, and social implications of science and technology.
Keywords: ELSI, Science Fiction, teaching, genomics, Frankenstein
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