Today I am happy to announce the beginning of a new project we’re very excited about here at DailyTekk. We’re going to be playing host to a collaborative story experience that will allow some of today’s brightest science fiction authors to envision future technologies in use 30 years from now. If I had to describe the project in one sentence, it would go something like this: “A Future Invested is a collaborative, interactive and multi-author online story that follows the life of a young American venture capitalist and the near-future technologies he encounters on a day-to-day basis set 30 years into the future and published a chapter at a time.” The family-friendly story that unfolds will provide entertainment for our readers, a creative outlet and platform for exposure for authors and, perhaps most importantly, a blast of inspiration for today’s tech entrepreneurs; a win-win for everyone involved.
Inspiration for this project comes from sources like Corning’s A Day Made of Glass (embedded below), Microsoft’s excellent Productivity Future Vision video (also embedded below) and other future-predicting projects such as the Prometheus promo trailer featuring Guy Pearce at a TED talk in the year 2023. Of course, there are also amazing examples of near future technologies in movies like I Robot (robots, duh) and Minority Report (interactive displays, personal jet packs, etc).
What It’s All About
It’s fun to envision the future, isn’t it? For decades, our culture has been captivated by technology envisioned in iconic science fiction books and films such as Star Wars, Total Recall, The Matrix, War of the Worlds and Back to the Future. In fact, science fiction writers such as Ray Bradbury or HG Wells have often been able to predict new technologies that later became real products. A few examples include the Internet, the iPad, virtual reality and the pocket calculator. Similarly, A Future Invested will focus on exciting near-future technologies that could exist just 30 years into the future while following a consistent plot and revolving around a character named Topher Brandon, a 25 year-old venture capitalist and his various exploits.
Topher is a college dropout who sold a company at age 24 for $250 million dollars who now invests in new tech. Not your average VC, Topher is a designer by trade, grew up in Colorado and now lives just outside of Lincoln, NE on a 25 acre property to get away from ...