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Learning Journal Your Written Assignment was to create a news article out of the story you read. Your Learning Journal will now explore the real news that came from science fiction. Using your own words, discuss any piece of technology that we have now that was seen in science fiction before it was made in real life. For example, you could discuss cell phones and Star Trek communicators. The word limit is 250 words. Voice control is a current technology which is not all that new, as iterations have existed for nearly two decades now, yet refinements to make the technology more user friendlyare bringing voice control into many households and automobiles. Many people drive cars with handsfree voice control features, and millions of households have embraced voice controlled digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Home device. We began seeing well-refined voice control assistants in science fiction movies such as Star Wars (Cir. 1977) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (Cir. 1968) (TheNewEconomy.com Staff, 2014).
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Unformatted text preview:The separation of science fiction and reality wasn't too far apart, as Bell and IBM were building voice control devices in the 1950's, 60's, and 70's, they just were not capable of fully integrated control (TheNewEconomy.com Staff, 2014). In the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, astronauts must rely on an onboard computer named HAL 9000 to safely deliver them to their destination. Things turn horribly wrong when HAL decided to talk over, which foreshadows another predicted technology of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Artificial Intelligence is a growing concern today, as our society grapples with a machine's ability to make decisions on their own. References - TheNewEconomy.com Staff . (2014, June 21). 10 inventions that began life as science fiction. In TheNewEconomy.Com. Retrieved from - that-began-life-as-science-fiction