Science fiction and innovations: challenging the engineering mindset

Abstract

This article examines engineering’s current identity crisis and looks to science fiction literature as a potential path to more epistemological openness in the face of crisis. Even if this literature contributes to the ideology of technological unavoidability, it can also help to transcend it and, at the same time, nourish an epistemological pluralism capable of questioning the technicist problematisation of the social by the engineer.