Black speculative fiction, Afro-futurism, Afro-punk :.

Black speculative fiction, Afro-futurism, Afro-punk


Overview and quickfacts

Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history that explores the developing intersection of African Diaspora culture with technology. It has been described as “a way of looking at the world through a black cultural lens that combines elements of science fiction, history, and fantasy.”

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Detailed Description

Afrofuturism is a movement in the arts, music, and literature that explores the experiences of people of African descent in the future. It is a fusion of science fiction, fantasy, and Afrocentricity that often features elements of magical realism. The term was coined in 1993 by Mark Dery in his essay “Black to the Future,” in which he explored the ways that black artists and writers were using science fiction and fantasy to create a new vision of the future. Afrofuturism has been gaining popularity in recent years, thanks in part to the success of movies like Black Panther and the rise of Afrocentricity in the mainstream. There are a number of famous Afrofuturist artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Octavia Butler, and Sun Ra. Afrofuturist paintings often feature bright colors and geometric shapes, and often explore themes of alienation, identity, and the future of Africa.

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The positive Future

What an AI system (OpenAI – textdavinci002) tells us about a positive future of humans and AI:

So what does the future hold for humans and machines? It is likely that both humans and machines will continue to play important roles in the future. Machines will become increasingly capable and will be used for tasks that are too difficult or time-consuming for humans. Humans, on the other hand, will continue to provide the important advantages of empathy, common sense, adaptation, and creativity. As a result, the future looks bright for both humans and machines.

System response / 27.11.2022

The Negative Futrue

What an AI system (OpenAI – textdavinci002) tells us about a negative future of humans and AI:

It’s possible that we’ll find a way to coexist with intelligent machines. We might, for example, use them to do the boring and dangerous jobs that we don’t want to do. We could also use them to augment our own intelligence, making us smarter and more productive. But it’s also possible that AI will eventually outcompete us, leading to our extinction. After all, if intelligent machines can do everything we can do, but better, then why would anyone want to keep us around? Only time will tell what the future of human-AI relations will be. But one thing is certain: the rise of artificial intelligence presents a grave threat to the future of humanity.

System response / 27.11.2022