World Weavers is the first ever study on the relationship
between globalization and science fiction. Scientific innovations
provide citizens of different nations with a unique common ground
and the means to establish new connections with distant lands. This
study attempts to investigate how our world has grown more and more
interconnected not only due to technological advances, but also to
a shared interest in those advances and to what they might lead to
in the future.
Science fiction has long been both literally and metaphorically
linked to the emerging global village. It now takes on the task of
exploring how the cybernetic revolution might transform the world
and keep it one step ahead of the real world, despite
ever-accelerating developments. As residents of a world that is
undeniably globalized, science-fictional and virtual, it is
incumbent on us to fully understand just how we came to live in
such a world, and to envisage where this world may be heading next.
World Weavers represents one small but significant step
toward achieving such knowledge.
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