This April, The Society brings you a double-feature of prophetic science fiction stories; one tragic, one comic.
April 18, 7:30 PM – Boss Stage
In-person or Streaming
“The Veldt” from Dimension X (1951): George and Lydia are concerned about their children. They’ve become obsessed with the “ nursery” – a virtual reality playroom designed and built by the Happy Home Corporation. A “precautionary” tale about technology and its unintended effect on children.
“A Logic Named Joe” from X Minus One (1955): Logics are voice-activated AI, linked to a system of servers, allowing users to access data, entertainment, and commercial goods (sound familiar?). But when the Logics start giving out dangerous advice, the whole world goes mad. Can one computer repairman find the fault before it’s too late?