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Science Fiction Prototyping by Brian David Johnson

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CHAPTER 1

The Future Is in Your Hands

In 1983, I was 11 years old. That year, I saw a movie that changed my life forever. That movie affected me deeply that there was one point during the show that I got so into the story, so wrapped up in the drama that I had to leave the theater and walk around in the lobby a little to calm down. Now for an 11-year-old … that was a movie!

My memory of that movie and the ideas it put in my head still affect me today. This might sound a little overblown but it is true. Now the title of the movie might not be what you would expect and how it affected me might seem even less obvious, but they are both significant.

The title of the movie was WarGames. Starring Mathew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, the movie tells the ...

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