The prescience is the ability being able to read in the future. From a theological point of view, it is the knowledge which has God events to come. In practice, she is regarded as a Pseudoscience.
It is a topic which was developed of mutiples manners in the field of the Science-fiction. The prescience brings an important and often decisive capacity there.
Examples of use in science fiction
Frank Herbert in the Cycle of Dune does not speak about it as being the capacity to see a static future, but rather that to guess the various possible ways, with their consequences and their probability, which makes it possible to choose (and the easiest choice not being always the best). To note that this “gift” is also a burden.
Isaac Asimov in the Cycle of Foundation in fact a mathematical approach: the Psychohistoire.
Philip K. Dick in the news the minority Report/ratio (adapted by Steven Spielberg in Minority Carryforward ) uses the prescience like an instrument of the police force to remove the crimes. Its news Glissement of time over Mars establishes a bond between prescience and autism in a rather brilliant way. In the same way, the news the man gilded postulates the emergence of a Mutant capable of a perfect prescience ringing the knell of the traditional mankind. It is adapted for the big screen under the title of Next (2007).
Yoda, in Star wars, explains to Luke Skywalker which the vision which it has just had is one of faculties resulting from the control of the Force, which it comments on by a Sophisme: " Always moving is the avenir."
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