October 31 – November 3, 2019
Program Details 2017*
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).
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: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.
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