NASA’s long planning horizon today details a history of science facts and their sci-fi roots. The study is based on a collaborative European Space Agency project, ‘Innovative Technologies from Science Fiction for Space Applications.’ More than 200 technical dossiers are described–from holodecks to terraforming comets–but one of the fundamental questions posed is: what is the best communication device to scale-up expert opinion itself? Other than some future, expert version of the internet itself, is that a a collaborative Matrix? Other such interesting collections are from: MIT Media Lab’s ThinkCycle, Da Vinci Institute, and the unpretentious HalfBakery of ideas.

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