Tuesday, June 06, 2006

SciFi imitating science fiction

Here's an interesting quote from David Eick, a producer of the addictive new version of Battlestar Galactica. He's talking about some of the issues to be explored in a spinoff series, "Caprica."

"And it’s all the corporations involved in struggling how to find the best way for this artificial intelligence to realize itself," says Eick. "And so you have a lot of conflict between the corporate barons and the scientists and the dreamers, who are all looking upon this thing really as a great breakthrough. There was a great piece in the LA Times yesterday about nanotechnology, and how terrifying it really is because we know so little about it and we’re already starting to use it. And so it sort of follows that principle of stumbling upon some technological advance, some epiphany that you start putting to use even before you quite understand what it is or what it might do." More here

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