M.I.T Course Aims To Make Sci-Fi Tech A Reality

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 - 5:09PM
Science of Sci-Fi
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 - 5:09PM
M.I.T Course Aims To Make Sci-Fi Tech A Reality

Teleportation, robotic exoskeletons and flying cars. These are just a few of the technological marvels on display throughout this year's big budget Sci-Fi movies. However, as marvelous and 'out of this world' these inventions may sound, they could become a reality if the students of a new course have anything to say about it.  'From Science Fiction to Science Fabrication' is a new workshop at the prestigious M.I.T that sets its students the challenge of turning some of science fiction's most beloved gadgets into real life products.

 

The course aims to develop "functioning prototypes" of technologies featured in a host of science fiction novels by the likes of Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov. Students will also seek inspiration from some of Hollywood's best science fiction works, ranging from The Matrix to Blade Runner. 

 

These works of sci-fi brilliance are sure to turn out countless opportunities for inspiration, but it's in Week 3 of the course that things are going to get really whacky. In Week 3, the students will be trying to produce working prototypes of technologies featured in Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. Let's hope they have their bath towels handy....

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