By Dr. Preeta M. Banerjee
We continue our Multi-Dimensional Design Series on our blog with another offering thanks to Dr. Preeta M. Banerjee. Preeta has been a long term partner and overall phenomenal friend of Idea2Form for years, helping to imagine, define, and practice our theory of Mult-Dimensional Design. Thank you, Preeta, for all of your wisdom, heart, and spirit.
“Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction dealing with imaginative concepts such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a literature of ideas”
Historically, this might have been the case since change happened in ways that allowed decades after publishing before any kernels of truth became evident in reality. This changed with the publication of Octavia Butler’s Parable series (Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents).
These books written in 1998 about a future in which a president who wants to make America Great Again supports racism amidst horrors of environmental disasters caused by global warming is too prescient.
And as change occurs more rapidly, Science Fiction is closer to Thought-Leadership, more non-fiction than fiction. This is fundamentally important to the need for multidimensional design. The need to encompass the imagination, intuition and “extraterrestrial” elements.