SCI FI's Visions For Tomorrow conducted a "Top Things To Read, Watch, And Do To Save The World" online poll to discover which works of science fiction film, television, and literature resonate most with people and the courses of action they inspire. Visions for Tomorrow is a public affairs initiative utilizing the power of science fiction to positively impact the future.
As evidenced by the nearly 20,000 who cast their vote, science fiction's influence on popular culture is undeniable. Crowning the lists are: Blade Runner
, the film depicting a dystopian Los Angeles in the year 2019; George Orwell's "1984," the novel that introduced the concept of "big brother"; and Firefly
, the short-lived cult television series set in 2517, following the adventures of a renegade crew in a new star system.
Reading was identified as the number one course of action inspired by science fiction that can save the world.
SCI FI's Visions For Tomorrow "Top Things To Read, Watch, And Do To Save The World" are:
TOP 10 TELEVISION SHOWS TO WATCH
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
TOP 10 FILMS TO WATCH
2001: A Space Odyssey
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Day After Tomorrow
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Children of Men
TOP 10 BOOKS TO READ
"1984" by George Orwell v The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
"Dune" by Frank Herbert
"The Time Machine" by H. G. Wells
"I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov
"The Stand" by Stephen King
"Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
"2001: A Space Odyssey" by Arthur C. Clarke
"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
"The Andromeda Strain" by Michael Crichton
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO
Register to vote! Cast your ballot in November.
Empower children and yourself through education.
Conserve energy by switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
Plant a tree and print less paper.