[bbc] Chip maker Intel has commissioned leading science fiction authors to pen short stories that imagine future uses for the firm's technology.
The collection, called "The Tomorrow Project", aims to capture the public's imagination regarding the company's current research.
Intel believes this can help anticipate consumer aspirations, and drive future adoption of its products.
The anthology has been made available online as a free download.
The Tomorrow Project is led by Intel futurist Brian David Johnson, who regards the scheme as an important way to assess future technology trends.
Intel recruits sci-fi writers to dream up future tech