The Good Robot

Chen Qiufan on the Feedback Loop between Tech Innovation and Science Fiction

November 29, 2022
The Good Robot
Chen Qiufan on the Feedback Loop between Tech Innovation and Science Fiction
Show Notes

Science fiction writer Chen Qiufan ( Stanley Chen), author of Waste Tide, discusses the feedback loop between science fiction and innovation, what happened when he went to live with shamans in China, how science fiction can also be a psychedelic, and why it’s significant that linear time arrived from the West and took over ideas of circular or recurring time between Chinese dynasties.