Apocalypse is in fashion. It's not me who says so, but, notably, Marc Jacobs (1) through his last spring-summer 2014 fashion show at the New York Fashion Week on September 13th: apocalyptic decor of bus and car carcasses torn apart, models marching in military fashion,...

Science fiction, from the mirror of our societies to prospective reflection / Fourth part and conclusion

The progress of science today leaves our societies with the feeling of being at a crossroads: technological breakthroughs are announced (nanotechnologies, synthetic biology, etc.) at a time when our models of economic growth seem destined to come up against the physical and environmental limits of the planet.

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Foresight and Science-Fiction

In Misery of Historicism (1945), Karl Popper states: "The future course of history is unpredictable. "In "SF and Experimentation", Isabelle Stengers seems to argue the opposite (Hottois, Philosophy and SF, 2000). In "SF and Experimentation", Isabelle Stengers seems to argue the opposite (Hottois, Philosophy and SF, 2000).

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Cybathlon

Cybathlon: the first bionic sports competition

A race of exoskeletons, a bionic arm event and a thought-driven avatar challenge. Here is the program of the Cybathlon which fascinates and could make you believe in a science fiction movie. On October 8, 2016, Zurich will host the first sports competition using bionic equipment: the Cybathlon. Reserved

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This is why our cars don't steal

Dans son dernier livre, Bureaucratie*, l’anthropologue et économiste américain, initiateur du  mouvement Occupy Wall Street, David Graeber s’afflige que ses rêves d’enfant de progrès technologique ne se trouvent pas réalisés aujourd’hui. Interviewé par Libération, il explique : « J’avais 7 ans quand le premier homme a marché sur la Lune. Au regard

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