JXJ-4131 The Influence of SciFi in Technology | Voxxed Days

Voxxed Days Banff 2019
from Friday 20 September to Saturday 21 September 2019.

   The Influence of SciFi in Technology


Methodology & Culture
Methodology & Culture
Beginner & novice level
KC303 Saturday from 13:30 til 14:30

Since the dawn of time humans have relied on technology to advance their civilizations. In the last 300 years our reliance on technology has increased exponentially from horse-drawn power, to vapor power, to nuclear; all driven by yet-to-be sentient machines. We call our current era "The Digital Age". Some of the technology we enjoy nowadays seemed like fantasy tales some years back, presented in cheesy and/or utopian SciFi shows. Take the smartphone that many take for granted, it may very well be the foundation of the tricorder of the future, except the tricorder came to existence in the 70s. What about those tactile holograms we enjoy watching in superhero movies? Or personal cloacking devices? Robo-companions?

In this session I'll show how SciFi has changed our perception of tech and our nudged our curiosity to create new tech.


Andres Almiray
Andres Almiray
From Undisclosed

Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and a Java Champion with more than 20 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application development since the early days of Java. Andres is a true believer in open source and has participated on popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member of the Griffon framework and Hackergarten community event.

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