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Jonathan Strickland has written about the future and technology professionally for six years but his interest in these subjects goes back much further. He fell in love with computers when his dad brought home an Apple IIe. He credits storytellers like Gene Roddenberry, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein and Brad Strickland for his fascination with the future and the fantastic technologies we may one day see. Jonathan’s hobbies include acting, performing improvisational comedy and playing online first person shooters (poorly).

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Lauren Vogelbaum has been with HowStuffWorks since 2010, where she’s currently the Social Media Editor and co-host of the Fw:Thinking and TechStuff podcasts.  Her main tech interests rest in medical research and particle physics because she regards the human body and quantum mechanics with uncannily similar awe, terror, and bemusement. In essence, she laughs a lot, thinks the world would be better if she could use plasma grenades to end unpleasant conversations, and would probably bake cookies for you.

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Joe McCormick is a writer and publisher with HowStuffWorks, an excitable amateur science enthusiast, a lay interrogator of technology, a prolific generator of ideas for science fiction novels he does not have time to write, and a criminal in the court of thermodynamics. Once when he was a kid, his supremely kind and generous grandmother let him crack open an old thermostat so he could get at the mercury switch. He is still grateful for this experience.

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