Has Science Gone Too Far? I was doing research on the science fiction market for a book I am writing, and saw these two articles: http://www.intergalacticmedicineshow.com/cgi-bin/mag.cgi?do=columns&vol=carol_pinchefsky&article=014 http://markcnewton.com/2009/12/03/why-sf-is-dying-fantasy-fiction-is-the-future/ After reading them, I wondered if things in modern day science fiction and science has not become an enemy in the public eye. As the drop is popularity of science fiction might be because of current trends in science. Things like human-like robots which are more human than human, and machines which function better at their jobs than humans do, are now actually real, and pose a real threat to human society. There is a possible correlation of the drop in the popularity in science fiction with the trend of crossing that fourth wall, and that uncanny valley of which real psychological threats occur in human existence. Why would people want to foster something which propagates their own demise? There is a moral dilemma of reaping what we sow, thus people no longer want to support science fiction as it promotes our own enslavement to the machines. Do humans become slaves to the very systems they create? In the future, will science fiction survive as a genre, if we keep promoting conflicting views of humanity and science? Or is there a way to save science fiction and science where humans and machines can live in harmony with each other?