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Into the metaverse: how sci-fi shapes our attitudes to the future

When I recently finished reading Ted Chiang's 2019 sci-fi collection Exhalation, what lingered most about his futuristic short stories was how contemporary they felt. In a world where
news reports about AI-powered robo-carers and aggressive algorithms have become familiar, Chiang's otherworldly tales have an uncanny relevance.

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