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HalloweeM 42: WeeM, The Universe, and Everything

October 26 – 29, 2017

Program Details*


Getting from Science Fiction to Useful Science& Technology


Science fiction authors do not generally craft stories as predictors of the future. It may turn out that science fiction readors trained in the sciences are inspired by the fiction they have read. This presentation is an informal conversation about how science fiction origins have apparently inspired science& technology; discussion of the current state of the art; thoughts about where these inspirations might be going; and how we can participate in enhancing our possible future(s).

Presenter’s Name

Frank Dolinar

Presenter’s Website

Presenter’s Bio

Frank Dolinar: software geek; science fiction addict; author of articles on history& implications of technology in society. Speaker of complete sentences (given the opportunity). Enthusiastic amateur space nut. MS in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University (2016).

*Note: The information above is a draft provided by the presenter and may be different in the WeeM Booklet.


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