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Technology fiction may be noticeable as a analysis of the current, and a imaginative and prescient of attainable futures. It hence presents a very good source with which to interrogate either modern organizing strategies and firms as associations. The marginal job of technological know-how fiction has, besides the fact that, been mostly overlooked in writing on association thought. This overseas assortment is the 1st publication of its style to discover how technology fiction can enhance stories of association by means of drawing on views around the arts and social sciences.

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Has reached such a peak that there is scarcely an Air Force, Army, and to a lesser degree, Navy agency that does not now support, or talk of supporting in the near future, some type of basic or applied research or experimental development with optical masers. (Miller 1962a: 92) Townes himself joked that the acronym maser actually meant ‘means for acquiring support for expensive research’ (Seidel 1987: 113)! The fact that the laser was hailed as ‘something out of science fiction’ does not in itself mean that science fiction was instrumental.

It is also clear that by now the nuclear metaphor of the maser had become a deeper 36 Christopher Haley association: ‘There was so much that was unknown about it’, recalled a researcher at the Western Electric Engineering Research Center, ‘that you were not going to be allowed to eat in an area where there was a laser for fear of radiation contamination’ (Bromberg 1991: 202). Military chiefs, too, were explicit in their comparisons of the laser with the atomic bomb, and not simply in terms of advanced technology, but as weapons of raw power: ‘as an anti-personnel or antitank weapon the device would be useful’, Aviation Week reported in 1962, ‘but, some industry sources speculate, is roughly like shooting pheasants with an elephant gun’ (Miller 1962b: 45).

6, No. 17 (March), pp. 32–45. Westfahl, G. (1996) Cosmic Engineers: A Study of Hard Science Fiction, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT. 2 Science fiction and the making of the laser Christopher Haley The development of technology was possibly the most significant economic, political and cultural force of the twentieth century. The sheer ubiquity of this second scientific revolution makes it of interest to a wide variety of academic concerns, including organizational studies, prompting the desire to understand the forces which drive and direct such development.

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