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The Drop

Thomas, Scarlett (2011) The Drop. . Intel, 78 pp. Digital short story. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Part of The Tomorrow Project; bestselling authors describe daily life in the future. Includes stories by Douglas Rushkoff, Ray Hammond, Scarlett Thomas and Heitz Markus.

Item Type: Internet publication
Additional information: This short story was commissioned by Intel (Germany) as part of the ‘Morrow Project’ (also known as the ‘Tomorrow Project’). Intel described this as: ‘a unique literary project which shows the important effects that contemporary research will have on our future and the relevance that this research has for each of us’. Four high-profile writers were chosen for the project, which has had significant impact in terms of public understanding of scientific research and has also helped inform the research itself by predicting the ways in which people could use new technologies in their everyday lives. Briefed by Intel researchers regarding some of the latest developments in telematics, photonics and intelligent devices, the four writers crafted stories around these phenomena. ‘The Drop’ explores ways in which technology can make people happier (in romantic situations, work, travel and in terms of personal development) but sets this against a background of technological disappointment in a post-carbon world in which people generate electricity on exercise bikes, and are more likely to go on simulated holidays than travel properly. ; place: Intel Europe Online;
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Scarlett Thomas
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40649 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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