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Sci-fi movies are the secret weapon that could help Silicon Valley grow up

Projectionist Antonio Feliciano, 75, shows a film during a projection in Monforte, Portugal May 16, 2015. Shades of Oscar-winning classic "Cinema Paradiso" run through the life of Feliciano, a sprightly 75-year-old who fears he may be the last of Portugal's travelling film projectionists. After six decades travelling four million km (2.5 million miles) to screen 4,000 films in Portugal's far-flung villages, Feliciano does not plan to retire just yet. But he is resigned to the fact that the Internet, digital TV and distribution monopolies have made his craft obsolete. Picture taken May 16, 2015. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante - GF20000051556

Seeing the light: Movies can teach us some valuable lessons Image: REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Andrew D. Maynard
Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, Author of Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow
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Just because you can…. Jurassic Park discussed the ethics of cloning Image: Universal Pictures
 Movie geniuses always have blind spots that viewers can hopefully learn from.
Ex Machina imagines a world where machines can mimic human emotions. Image: Universal Pictures International
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People love to come together as a movie audience.
Movies have a long history of bringing people together Image: The National Archives UK, CC BY
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