Posted: May 10, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized

In 2010 Brian David Johnson became Intel Corp.’s first futurist, a time-honored title bestowed on prognosticating technology mavens dating back to the likes of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. Equal parts seer and evangelist, Johnson helps map out the future of technology and then guides his company toward that destination, whether it is five years or even a decade away. Johnson draws inspiration from science fiction but tries to ground his vision of the future in reality through speaking engagements in front of audiences most likely to be affected by Intel’s technology, such as attendees of the pop culture convention Comic-Con. For an in-depth Q&A with Johnson about the future of computing and his role at Intel, read “Professional Seer” in the May issue of Scientific American. Below is a collection of questions and answers from our conversation with Johnson not included in that article. (via Intel Futurist Discusses Data’s Secret Life, the Ghost of Computing and How We Should Attack Fear: Scientific American)

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