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Neal Stephenson on Optimism

Acclaimed author Neal Stephenson addresses the following question: Is there a categorical imperative for science fiction to be optimistic?This past spring, Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief of MIT Technology Review, conducted a wide-ranging but informal conversation with science fiction writer Neal Stephenson about his craft, preoccupations, influences, and inspirations. Enjoy a six-part weekly series of video shorts based on their conversation.
August 28, 2012

Acclaimed author Neal Stephenson addresses the following question: Is there a categorical imperative for science fiction to be optimistic?This past spring, Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief of MIT Technology Review, conducted a wide-ranging but informal conversation with science fiction writer Neal Stephenson about his craft, preoccupations, influences, and inspirations. Enjoy a six-part weekly series of video shorts based on their conversation.

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