Sci-fi but everything is just like it is now

Almost every sci-fi story does this: adds groundbreaking technology, but doesn't account for how it would change society. Let's look at Star Wars for an example.

The Star Wars universe features interplanetary travel, ships that can engage in cool-looking space battles, seemingly sentient robots, and human cloning. But how has their way of life changed? It hasn't. There are still farmers, childbirth pains haven't been solved, they still age, wars are still fought with infantry, and in general, they seem to have less automation than we do now.

Here are some things that could probably be done given the other technologies we see:

This is actually such a big obstacle that I can't think of a single sci-fi story that's really solved it. Honestly even being slightly more advanced than our current society would lead to massive changes and automation of so many things. I think it would be very interesting to embrace all these implications and explore the conflicts that would still arise, but super hard.


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