What is "Predictive Fiction"? It's the realization that we (professionals, public, policy makers, etc.) need to try to get a better handle on where technological change is going, and how to anticipate some of the impact of the various trajectories. A tool for doing this is a fairly constrained form of Science Fiction that speaker Jim Isaak calls "predictive" fiction. Isaak uses stories that are built on our current understanding of science/technology and project a modest distance into the future to explore how these things may affect society. A few examples along these lines include: -the augmentation of human capabilities via implanted devices to transform our physical or even mental capabilities -hearing aids that handle a wider range of frequencies, provide greater distance in hearing, play MP3 files or even translate languages -visual augmentation to see a wider range of frequencies, greater distance vision, night vision, or heads-up display of texting, web browsing, video -- and ultimately augmented reality (addition of images into your field of view) -Chemical augmentation -- concentration pills, memory pills, personality pills, intelligence pills, or just plain "feel good" pills -Biological augmentation -- fixing disease, fixing genetic defects, adding genetic enhancements, genetic engineering from pre-conception on, etc. -Computer/machine "awakening" into devices which appear to be conscious, intelligent, self-replicating, etc. Where: New Hampshire Telephone Museum 1 Depot Street, Warner, NH 03278 603-456-2234 When: Friday, September 28th at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Doors open at 6:30 PM. Programs begin at 7:00 PM. Admission by Donation Looking for more information? Give us a call [603-456-2234] or 'Follow' us on Facebook for more details on this event and all upcoming events. Also, we recommend that you sign up for our newsletter so that you get all event updates and changes. This year's 4th Phriday at the Phone Museum Series is being proudly sponsored by the law offices of Upton & Hatfield; "Supporting New Hampshire Communities Since 1908".