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It sure seems some days that what was once science fiction is increasingly becoming today’s technology. From Arthur C. Clarke’s satellite to electronic circuits that can be embedded in our skin science fiction seems more prescient than ever.

Well it seems that Intel is taking notice of this and is hiring science fiction writers to help figure out where consumers and technology could be heading, both in the near and long term. This follows on their experiment last year where Intel hired four science fiction writers to look at Intel’s research projects and then write about how that technology could be used in the near future. The end product, an anthology called The Tomorrow Project, was meant to help drive the direction of Intel’s design of those technologies.

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Although I prefer fantasy, dragons are much cooler than space. Intel Dragon Core vs Intel Space Core ninja.gif
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Honestly, this is a good thing. There are a lot of sci-fis that have influenced current gen tech.

Not liking this tech in the skin tho. I'm not quite sure of imbedded tech outside of medical aids.
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Originally Posted by Domino;14568308 
Honestly, this is a good thing. There are a lot of sci-fis that have influenced current gen tech.

Not liking this tech in the skin tho.
Tomorrow's engineers are reading today's sci-fi. wink.gif
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Tomorrow's engineers are reading today's sci-fi. wink.gif

Nerdy but true!
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Skynet is becoming more and more present. Where the F is John Connor when you need him.. *sigh..*
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;14568318 
Tomorrow's engineers are reading today's sci-fi. wink.gif

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=preh9vg_nNw[/ame]
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Intel Dragon Core vs Intel Space Core ninja.gif

I see what you did there smile.gif It didn't help your case, though. We all know Space Cores are epic fun biggrin.gif
     
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Man, back in my second year at university I took a science fiction literature course and the professor told us that major companies and governments literally hired science fiction writers to help flesh out future technology. I always thought he was having us on... Pretty cool.
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