Isaac Asimov is, among other things, one of the 20th century's greatest science fiction writers.
And science fiction isn't all peaches and cream, a la Gene Roddenberry. Some science fiction was rather dark, and sometimes it presented a neutral ground from which to view the troubles of our own day. Other times it gave a glimpse of what could be, for better or for worse.
I've written recently, and relatively often, about the lack of fundamental math skills so many display. What would happen, though, if no one had any such skills? What if we relied too much on computers?
Asimov gave us a glimpse--complete with Cold War misgivings about the military--back in 1957 in a story called The Feeling of Power.
Even Wikipedia has a summary.
We're far, far removed from the concerns of the story, so it merely makes for entertaining reading. Today, anyway.