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swallowedAfly comments on Fictional Bias - Less Wrong

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Comment author: swallowedAfly 13 April 2012 06:37:05AM *  0 points [-]

sorry if this is a random thought but i wonder whether this 'fictional bias' has guided the development of technology - as in seeing it in science fiction makes it seem more credible/real/potential/even needed and therefore scientists go out and make the technology to meet the fiction. realise this is not an exact match to the definition but it relates no? so if science fiction had come up with different technology would we have concentrated our efforts elsewhere and not be using mobile phones today for example.