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By Brian David Johnson

When businesses increase a brand new know-how, do they ask the way it may possibly impact the folk who will really use it? That, roughly, sums up Brian David Johnson’s tasks as Intel’s futurist-in-residence. during this attention-grabbing e-book, Johnson offers a set of technological know-how fiction prototyping tales that try to solution the question.

These tales specialise in an identical topic: scientists and thinkers exploring own robotics as a brand new kind of man made intelligence. This isn’t fanciful hypothesis. Johnson’s tales are in accordance with Intel’s futurecasting examine, which makes use of ethnographic box stories, expertise study, development facts, and technology fiction to improve a realistic imaginative and prescient of customers and computing. twenty first Century robotic offers technological know-how fiction designed to lead to technology fact.

Get actual perception into know-how and the longer term with this e-book. it is going to open your eyes.

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Why would anything catch on fire…” She scanned the room. The main floor of DeutchConn Fab 5 was a wide, flat room with a high ceiling that gave room for the bots to work. The entire room sat on an elaborate system of jacks and suspension monitors to keep it eerily still no matter what happened. The arms and tracks of the production line had been scraped clear from the floor and were in a charred pile in the back corner. The sight of the destroyed robots disturbed Egerton. They looked like victims of an atrocious war crime.

He was still spooked by the sight of the security bot. It was like seeing a hulking, wild animal sitting quietly in your neighbor’s living room. ” Yu stopped and turned to Egerton. “We have 25 hours to get this place repaired and back online. There are no beds because…” “They don’t want us to sleep,” Egerton finished. “It’s insane, but I think we can get it all repaired and rebooted by then,” Yu said, smiling proudly. “I’ve seen worse than this. Fires aren’t common in Fabs, or hell, in any stations.

Egerton waited. ” The air got tense. ” Yu wasn’t sure what she had said to upset Egerton. ” Egerton pointed to the far door. Yu nodded. ” Egerton moved toward the door. ” Egerton asked. ” “Nope,” Yu replied. She looked at Egerton like he was a little too strange for her taste. ” Egerton’s voice softened with worry as he looked around the carnage of the room. “Are you okay, Dr. ” Yu asked. ” Egerton pointed to the HCI lab. ” DeutchConn Fab 5, HCI Lab: 22 Hours to Reboot “It looks like an autopsy room in here,” a compact Asian man said, leaning against the door of the HCI lab.

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