Carlo Donolo

Taking Leave of a Big Transformation: From Solaris to Blade Runner and Return

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To get rid of globalization means taking leave from the present, because there is a deep relationship between globalization and life experience. In the author's view, the experience of globalization can be compared to the experience of the "sublime dynamic" of Immanuel Kant: globalization creates a chaotic world and perpetual transformation in which every man must find his own equilibrium. Science fiction has succeeded in anticipating this post-human, or hyper-human transformation that characterizes the global future: in "Solaris and Blade Runner" the look at the future is still connected with the traditional idea of humanity, seen as a long history of ties and breaks between generations. This past - that can not and does not have to pass, if we want to remain human, and to be capable of inventing the future - is necessarily based on the morality of the human being.


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