Design fiction is a form of speculative design based on narrative that opens up different future scenarios and makes room for critical discussion. By using different techniques (such as diagetic prototyping), design fiction explores design concepts and principles, unintended consequences of the system and questions paradigms through eu- and dystopian visions. It is important to note that design fiction works in the realms of what is possible, not necessarily probable.
Year 127 is a vision of a future controlled by almighty algorithms. Tech-giants start to form alliances with governments in order to guarantee cybersecurity and the cutting edge in terms of technology. The rise of quantum computing enables a lighting fast development in many areas relating science and technology. After governements start to be highly dependant on algorithms as well, a point is reached when algorithms become completely autonomous. The Algorithm is born, in an event later known as the Foundation. The year is 127 (after the Foundation).
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