When the average person watches or reads 'Sci-Fi', they naturally have a tendency to project themselves into the story, living vicariously through the actions and morality of the character they identify with the most. For some, this becomes a way to escape the perception (self-created views) of harsh realities in their life and for others a way to awaken the areas in their psyche that have been dormant and suppressed. Yet, this simple process of thought, feeds directly into the complex function of the veil trapping an individual in the mindset of Earth as the sole occupant of intelligent life in the universe.
Presently, Sci-Fi is a far-cry from the simple mechanisms of beeping lights and clunky space-ships of yesteryear. The genre has branched out to include Horror, Paranormal and Erotic themes in their story-lines. This evolution has mirrored the present view of the global community and one has to ask who has influenced who? One also has to inquire how does western culture (referring to the collective present day modern world circa 1900-present)) make sure a dramatic leap in technology from the oblong PCs (70's-80's) to the sleek netbook (00's to 10's).
example of External Tech - Headphones
Another interesting aspect of Science-Fiction, is the actual meaning of its words. This is key, because the meaning of words not only lay/shape the structural sound matrix of it in our minds it also shapes the basis of its spirit/meaning every time we draw its memory from our subconsciousness when it is heard.
c.1300, “knowledge (of something) acquired by study,” also “a particular branch of knowledge,” from O.Fr. science, from L. scientia ”knowledge,” from sciens (gen. scientis), prp. of scire ”to know,” probably originally “to separate one thing from another, to distinguish,” related to scindere ”to cut, divide,” from PIE root *skei- (cf. Gk. skhizein ”to split, rend, cleave,” Goth. skaidan, O.E. sceadan ”to divide, separate;” see shed (v.)).
late 14c., “something invented,” from O.Fr. ficcion (13c.) “dissimulation, ruse; invention,” and directly from L. fictionem (nom. fictio) “a fashioning or feigning,” noun of action from pp. stem of fingere ”to shape, form, devise, feign,” originally “to knead, form out of clay,” from PIE *dheigh- (cf. O.E. dag ”dough;” see dough). As a branch of literature, 1590s.
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