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https://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2015/aug/13/science-fiction-reality-predicts-future-technology

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Science fiction as fact: how desires drive discoveries
Sci fi helps us think ahead and predicts future technologies, but most importantly it creates debate by asking - what if?

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