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Science Fiction in Human Society It is often said that science fiction is the literature of change When a culture is undergoing a lot of changes due to scientific advances and technological developments and expects to undergo more Treitel 1 A large part of science fiction appeal lies in its ability to convince the audience of the believability of the world it portrays Fuller 1 Science fiction looks backward as much as forward and its usefulness lays not so much in predicting the actual future as in exploring our reaction to possible futures Marvel 2 Fantasy and other realities are sometimes included in science fiction In American literature many writers expressed their ideas of future advances in technology events or future events society and future societies in imaginative stories poems periodicals films and television shows Television shows and movies today have depicted imaginative technological advances that makes people hope for based on present-day science but havent developed yet Treitel 2 For example in the show Knight Rider Michael Knight works for a government operated business that owns a car named Kit which has a mind of its own Kit could drive by itself think for itself and talk by itself At that time a self-driving car was just an idea but now engineers in Germany are designing a truck that can drive on its own The truck followed the paint marks on the side and middle of the road Ahern 1 Also Avis Rent-A-Car is equipping their cars with yellow page maps If an individual gets lost a computerized voice tells he or she which direction to go Movies have been known to make a person think could this really happen in the future or in future worlds For instance in The Matrix staring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne these two individuals lead the fight to free mankind from the all-powerful
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