My Thesis Statement:
Science Fiction is an untapped resource for business and design decision makers.
Science Fiction can be used because Science Fiction stories consists of Scenarios and forecast of the future, either far future or near future, societies and explores potential technology.
Science fiction can be used to illuminate the importance of blue-sky thinking to those who are funding, working with or managing design. It can be used as a tool to identify plausible technological and potential paths society may take which can shed light on either opportunities or potential risks.
My objective is to use science fiction as a tool for decision makers, designers, businesses and anyone else with a stake in future technology. I will work on developing a method through which business people, entrepreneurs and managers can utilize works of science fiction to identify plausible technological futures and help them to make innovative decisions.
My Research Questions
• Do Science Fiction writers and Designers share the same process or have similar process when thinking about and or creating new technology?
• Are there factors or patterns within Science Fiction that can be used as prediction tools that indicate what technology will become real technology or consumer goods?
• Can and to what extent can Science Fiction from one group or one culture be applied globally, or to global technology.
• How can the vision of Science Fiction and Science creators be applied to the decision makers in the business and design worlds?