Children of the Machine, part I: SF & Horror reflect the fears of society.
Children of the Machine, part II: One generations nightmare is another's dream.
I have actually no smart-ass comment to go with this, but I didn't want to miss the chance to put Tron and its sequel in here as well. You see, no matter how one stands to Disney's company policies, they sure now how to market! (Yes! I'm all giddy for the new Tron)
"When someone doesn't show up, the people who wait sometimes tell stories about what might have happened and come to half believe the desertion, the abduction, the accident. Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown. Perhaps fantasy is what you fill up maps with rather than saying that they too contain the unknown."— Rebecca Solnit