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Conversations About the Future

  • Superstars, science fiction authors, and scientists discuss their visions for the world that's coming and the world they'd like to build.
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The Tomorrow Project

What kind of future do you want to live in?
What future do you want to avoid?

The Tomorrow Project explores our possible futures through fact-based, science-based fiction and video conversations with scientists and science fiction authors, legends and world renowned experts, passionate advocates and everyday people. Science fiction gives all of us all a language so that we can have a conversation about the future and these conversations make dramatic changes. 

Featured Videos and Podcasts

Tomorrow Project Podcast: Holograms, Jeff Demain, and Brian David Johnson

Holograms, Jeff Demain, and Brian David Johnson

Brian David Johnson speaks with Jeff Demain, Strategy Director of Intel Labs, about hologram research: 3D camera capture, big pipes, and projection technology. When will we have our own personal holodecks? What will that look like to the mainstream consumer?

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Cory Doctorow: Knights of the Rainbow Table

Cory Doctorow: Knights of the Rainbow Table

Synopsis: In episode 2 of Brian David Johnson's conversation with Cory Doctorow, they discuss Cory's story "Knights of the Rainbow Table," published in the Tomorrow Project Anthology. The story sparks a conversation of whether our world is created for the good people or the bad, and what it means when the good people are doing bad things for good reasons.

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Creative Science Foundation: Science Fiction Prototyping

Creative Science Foundation

Synopsis: Creative Science Foundation holds an annual event with scientists, designers, and artists from around the world to facilitate a science fiction based on science fact exploration of the real world implications and uses of future technologies today.

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Featured Books

The Tomorrow Project

The Tomorrow Project

“Science fiction gives us the language so that we can have a conversation about the future." - Brian David Johnson, Futurist

Best selling authors Douglas Rushkoff, Ray Hammond, Scarlett Thomas, and Markus Heitz created short stories about the technology of tomorrow. Read the individual stories or download the full compilation, including an introduction written by Brian David Johnson, Intel Futurist.

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Tomorrow Project Anthology

Tomorrow Project Anthology

What kind of future do you want to live in? What kind of future should we avoid? What is your wildest request of the future?

Brian David Johnson, Intel Futurist, asks these questions of scientists and engineers, legends and luminaries, science fiction authors and recognized experts. Their visions, stories, and passionate arguments are collected here. The Tomorrow Project Anthology invites you to join the conversation and change the future.

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Science Fiction Prototyping

Science Fiction Prototyping

Science Fiction Prototyping is a practical guide to using fiction as a way to imagine our future in a whole new way. Filled with history, real world examples, and conversations with experts like best-selling science fiction author Cory Doctorow, senior editor at Dark Horse Comics Chris Warner, and Hollywood science expert Sidney Perkowitz, Science Fiction Prototyping will give you the tools you need to begin designing the future with science fiction.

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In the News

Brian David Johnson: Intel’s Guide to the Future

Forbes

Another major part of Johnson’s work is the Tomorrow Project. This is the public facing side–where Johnson takes his research out into the world and gets people talking about the future.

Forbes
Oct 13, 2011

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Inventing the Future of Computing

Business Week

As researchers confidently predict a future of faster-than-ever transformations in computing, they are creating chips that learn and respond as they gain experience.

Business Week
Oct 31, 2011

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Intel Uses Sci-Fi to Understand Possible Tech Uses

SF Gate

The book The Tomorrow Project supplements a series of short stories about artificial intelligence by Brian David Johnson, Intel's resident futurist.

San Francisco Chronicle
Aug 14, 2011

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