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A Word for Science Fiction: The Hidden Message in Pixar’s Films (via Science Not Fiction)

14 May 2011

Kyle Munkittrick has an excellent essay about the philosophical underpinnings of Pixar films and what Pixar’s approach to storytelling means for the future of humanity (well, U.S. culture at least) at Discover’s Science Not Fiction blog. The upshot is that Pixar is preparing a generation of young people to grow up with a vastly expanded definition of “personhood” and a set of positive story arcs as templates for the acceptance of new categories of “persons.” Assuming that advances like artificial intelligence, communication with dolphins, genetically modified humans, or contact with intelligent extraterrestrials are only a few decades away, we should be well-prepared.

Read The Hidden Message in Pixar’s Films | Science Not Fiction | Discover Magazine.

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