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Sci-fi Destroys the Future, Science Builds It



Daniel H. Wilson

CMU Robotics Institute

Posted: Apr 21, 2013


Science fiction has long had a strong influence on real-world research and development, shaping the look and behavior of new inventions. But, so too have new advances worked to shape authors’ sci-fi imaginings. From dystopia to utopia to boring old reality, how does the exchange of ideas between Hollywood and academia help prepare humankind for the disruptive changes that accompany brave new worlds of technology?

 


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