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Plumbing contractor’s guide to the galaxy: predicting the future of construction

I was almost afraid to come out as a sci-fi nerd, but the program went well. At another recent technology conference, there was even a sci-fi writing contest. I guess it’s now cool to blend sci-fi and buildings. That’s a good thing, and I’ll tell you why. There are three ways we can use science fiction to help the building industry: 1.) To help us evaluate technologies. 2.) To inspire us to come up with new things. 3.) To remind us of vulnerabilities.

I have always been an avid reader of science fiction, but it’s only been in the last 15 years that I’ve been able to use my sci-fi knowledge to help predict where the building construction and maintenance industry is going.

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