M.SC. – LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER
07.2020 – 2. SEMESTER
Design fiction is a form of speculative design based on narrative that presents potential future scenarios, making room for critical discussion. By using different techniques (such as diagetic prototyping), design fiction questions established design concepts and principles while exploring unintended final consequences, questioning paradigms through eu- and/or dystopian visions. It is important to note that design fiction works in the realms of what is possible, not necessarily what is probable.
Year 127 is a vision of a future hegemonically controlled by automated computational calculations. Tech-giants form alliances with governments to provide cybersecurity guarantees and the cutting edge in terms of biopolitical governance. The rise of quantum computing enables a lighting fast development in science and technology. After the worldwide public sector starts to be highly dependant on algorithms, a point is reached when human intervention stops being necessary or even possible. The Algorithm is born, in an event later known as the Foundation. The year is 127 (after the Foundation).
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