Conversations About the Future

What kind of future do you want to live in? What are you excited about and what concerns you? What is your request of the future? The Tomorrow Project is a fascinating initiative that investigates these questions and explores not only the future of computing but the broader implications on our lives and planet.

In this unique time in history, science and technology has progressed to a point where what we build is only constrained by the limits of our own imaginations. The future is not a fixed point in front of us that we are all hurtling helplessly towards. The future is built everyday by the actions of people. It’s up to all of us to be active participants in the future and these conversations can help us do just that.

A major focus of the Tomorrow Project is to sponsor competitions that generate science-based fiction that explores possible futures. These stories can be used as inspiration to scientists, or as data for cultural anthropologists.

Other Conversations

An Illuminated Manuscript About Space Exploration, Science Fiction, and Physics

Slate 12/07/2014 – Joey Eschrich of ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination commissions a thoroughly modern illuminated manuscript.

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Predicting the Future at Intel

Bloomberg TV 4/29/2013 – Tabitha Soren goes inside Intel and looks at how the company prepares its products for the future

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Will.i.am talks tech, new phone accessories at Macworld/iWorld

Macworld 4/2/2013 – The singer shows off his steampunk-inspired camera cases for the iPhone 4, 4s & 5. The cameras come with different attachments and allow you to upload your images to social media accounts.

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Futurist Brian David Johnson on Microchips and Why There is Nothing to Fear From Robots

Macleans 17/10/2012 – You can’t let the future happen to you, you can’t sit back and be passive—you need to be an active participant.

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Technology’s Future: Looking 20 Years Ahead with Intel

NBR 05/10/2012 - Brian David Johnson of Intel heralds the shrinking size of computational power and making peoples’ lives better through technology.

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Intel’s Futurist: Tomorrow’s Tech will be Humanized, Humorous

The Street 09/10/2012 - Brian David Johnson, Futurist at Intel, says the next generation of technology will have a sense of humor – and he’s not kidding.

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Brian David Johnson Glimpses the Future

The Economist 27/09/2012 – By 2020, we will be able to turn anything into a computer, says Intel’s Brian David Johnson, at The Economist’s Ideas Economy: Human Potential 2012 event in New York City.

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Why Science Fiction Should be Taught in the Classroom

TG Daily 05/10/2012 – Science fiction and genre movies are extremely popular amongst high school students around the world.

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