In Brief
Science fiction has a rich history, but that history has huge changes in it, and it's not just due to changes in science and technology...

Science fiction has shown itself as an outlet for predicting the future. But watch and read enough sci-fi from different eras, and you might notice a generational difference in how we told these stories. The difference isn’t just in science and technology.

Science fiction from the golden age of sci-fi in the ’50s and ’60s seems to have an optimistic angle on the future. More recent science fiction seems to be a little more dystopia and bleak…Why?

This is part two of a two-part series. Listen to the first part here. 

This episode contains explicit language.

Uncertainty Principle is a podcast by Daniel James Barker.

This episode features science fiction podcaster Dean Martin, whose podcast you can find at

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Thanks for listening and keep exploring.