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Evolution of the Science Fiction Writer's Capacity to Imagine the Future

@article{Gabora2018EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the Science Fiction Writer's Capacity to Imagine the Future},
  author={L. Gabora},
  journal={arXiv: Neurons and Cognition},
  year={2018}
}
  • L. Gabora
  • Published 2018
  • Biology, Mathematics
  • arXiv: Neurons and Cognition
  • Drawing upon a body of research on the evolution of creativity, this paper proposes a theory of how, when, and why the forward-thinking story-telling abilities of humans evolved, culminating in the visionary abilities of science fiction writers. The ability to recursively chain thoughts together evolved approximately two million years ago. Language abilities, and the ability to shift between different modes of thought, evolved approximately 100,000 years ago. Science fiction dates to at least… CONTINUE READING

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