Jules Verne, arguably the patriarch of the science fiction genre, dared to dream of a very different future for us all, and countless writers and movie makers have been influenced by his work, and the rest of us in turn by theirs. This is undoubtedly why a future of man and machine in perfect harmony is something that today we simply accept and expect.
But, due to our insatiable desire for immediate access to information in the form of our choice wherever we might be and the geometric advances in technology in recent years, is this vision of the future really that far off? Some who work in the development of new socially-orientated technologies are likely to suggest that it has already arrived. Read More