Science fiction suggests some futures for news and media-tech

By Steve Outing

The best creators of science-fiction are great at conjuring up entertaining and sometimes plausible futures. Indeed, the best of them have envisioned future technologies that eventually became reality. (The classic example: Star Trek’s Communicator. Many years later, Communicator-like mobile flip phones became mainstream.)

Occasionally, science-fiction writers, authors, script writers, TV producers, and film directors have included future scenarios for news in their work. Every once in a while, a journalist is a or the central character. But usually when journalism is included in sci-fi, futuristic visions of news are a sidelight and seldom are central to the main plot. Let’s take a look at a few sci-fi news visions. …

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!