Science fiction is popularly associated with the evolution of technology. A recurrent theme has been humanity's relationship with its own constructions and inventions. Whilst at times this has been celebrated, it is also a source of threat and the idea of human displacement is examined in ‘Science fiction and technology’. The place of the city, the creation of robots and cyborgs, and the response to the development of computers are all illustrated in writers and film makers over the past century. This is one of the most fertile areas for modern science fiction.