Past Competitions

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The Future – Powered by Fiction

SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE AND THE PUBLIC
This youth competition revolved around the following themes: Earth and Beyond, The Future of Food, The City of Tomorrow, The Incredible Shrinking Computer, The Future of Your Mind, and Smarter, Stonger, Faster.

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Green Dreams

ASU CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND THE IMAGINATION
Participants were asked to imagine a sustainable future we could work towards together.

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A Day in My Life in 2025

FIAP UNIVERSITY
The Tomorrow Project Brazil, in collaboration with FIAP University, asked for original stories, videos, or illustrations that described how one envisions “A Day in My Life in the Year 2025.”

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Is the Future Friendly?

ARC MAGAZINE 1.4
The stories in this competition discuss how human values could be expressed, and sometimes lost, in our remote-control future. What is the future of privacy, loneliness, self-reliance and surveillance?

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Welcome to the After-Party

ARC MAGAZINE 1.3
These short stories explore the future of pleasure. What new games will we play? How will we indulge ourselves, and at what cost? What new joys will the future hold?

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Post Human Conditions

ARC MAGAZINE 1.2
Authors were tasked with exploring the post human condition. Is humanity due for a make-over? Dare we change ourselves? And into what? Fifteen or twenty years from now, will we have made ourselves happier, or not?

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The Future Always Wins

ARC MAGAZINE 1.1
The selected authors in Arc’s pilot competition saw the future through the lens of cinema, AI, life & death, religion & politics, and even Asperger’s.

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The Tomorrow Project Seattle

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Research was conducted by the University of Washington and Intel in the fields of synthetic biology, computer security, robotics, DNA sequencing and bio/chemical sensing, minute architecture, ray tracing/virtual reality and computer vision. This research, presented as video interviews, served as the basis to inspire authors of science fiction.

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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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