- — Dr Simon Sellars (@ballardian)Fri, Nov 16 2012 13:00:00Suggestions, please? I'm looking for SF stories that predicted or anticipated social media (I can think of Ballard's 'Intensive Care Unit').
- — Mechwarrior94 (@YouriAshton)Fri, Nov 16 2012 13:02:01@ballardian There are actually a few movies and series that suggested/hinted to social media. Sorry, cant remember the names of these.
- — Dean Nicholas (@blacksquarebrig)Fri, Nov 16 2012 13:03:05@ballardian Not really SF but several Borges short stories, including The Aleph and Library of Babel, "predicted" the Internet
- — Darren Hayman (@darrenhayman)Fri, Nov 16 2012 13:03:25@ballardian I sometimes think the screens or 'walls' in Fahrenheit 451 echo S Media. The wife seems addicted to these shadowy unreal people.
- — stephane laborde (@steph_laborde)Fri, Nov 16 2012 13:10:44
- — Jason Nolan (@jasonnolan)Fri, Nov 16 2012 13:42:10
- — Dave Mark (@IADaveMark)Fri, Nov 16 2012 15:18:32@ballardian Ender's Game (Card, 1985) had the equivalent of laptops/tablets, blogs, forums, news feeds, etc. playing a major role.
- — Jules Streete (@meltemi13)Fri, Nov 16 2012 16:27:50@ballardian Try 'The Girl who was plugged in' by Alice Sheldon/James Tiptree. Gobsmackingly prescient considering when it was written.
- — Rodolfo Rosini (@rodolfor)Fri, Nov 16 2012 15:21:04
- — Paul Litterick (@fundypost)Fri, Nov 16 2012 23:12:24@ballardian E M Forster's The Machine Stops anticipates Internet; http://archive.ncsa.illinois.edu/prajlich/forster.html …illinois.edu/prajlich/forster.html Not bad for 1909.
SF stories that anticipated/predicted social media
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