The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect: How Science Fiction and Fantasy Changes Us

It is no lie that I’m a die-hard Trekkie, and after years of watching Trek over and over, I am still surprised to see how deeply the show impacted my life. Star Trek is what allowed me to empathize with the world around me. I was able to see future possibilities – a world where humanity could coexist in a space where our differences were honored. Star Trek became the mechanism through which I found my analogies to relate to my reality. But Star Trek isn’t the only show that has informed my values, ethics and questioning of everything around me; it is the realm of Science-Fiction and Fantasy which has informed my life in general. It has created a computer-like simulation in which I can see the possibilities of what can be and how to change what is.