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How Fandom Is Helping Mold the Future

Kevin Bankstonwrote for Slate's Future Tense about the impact of science fiction on the future of tech policy. 

Science fiction often predicts—or inspires—the future. Similarly, the field of tech policy is built on predictions about new technologies’ impacts on society. Perhaps nowhere is the overlap between those two fields and its practitioners clearer (or more fun) than at one of the largest annual sci-fi conventions on the planet.