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By Gregory Ferenstein | 06-14-2011 | 5:54 PM
Children As Conceptual Scientists
Google Image Search (Before It Was Announced)
Robots Are Friends
The Present Version Of Solar Power Computers
A Roomba On Steroids.
A Unique Global Language
The Latitude research organization believes children can contribute to scientific advancement through their unbounded imagination. The Children's Future Requests For Computers and the Internet asked children to draw what they wished computers could do in the future. Some of the predictions, such as Google image search, would come true on the day the study was announced. Many others are on their way. Even without the general knowledge of what scientists are working on, the surveyed children show remarkable (and adorable) foresight.
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