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Hi all,

I am a graphic design student doing a thesis about predicting the future of technology and screen interfaces. I am creating a motion graphic which will illustrate this thesis. I am in the process of creating the video which will be a short 2 min piece. It will look similar to this: ******************************************

I am looking for a somewhat fast-paced reading of the voiceover which I have prepared. Unfortunately, being a poor student, I can not afford to hire anyone for much money. I would really appreciate anybody lending me a few minutes of time to read the voiceover! Thanks. 
2012-04-23 12:10:22 GMT
2012-04-30 11:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 0
344 words, 2mins
English - USA and Canada
Young Adult Male OR Middle Age Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
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The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

I am looking for a somewhat fast-paced reading  
In 1945, science fiction author, inventor, and futurist Arthur C. Clarke predicted the future of satellite communications. Almost twenty years later, the first telecommunications satellite was launched by Bell Labs and AT&T. 

At the time of its conception in 1945, satellites were pure science fiction.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

For years, humans have been trying to predict the future of technology. In the past one hundred years this practice has dramatically changed. We’ve evolved from grandiose illustrations of the Italian Futurists, to simple scenario-based implementations of technology that seem more probable than impossible. 

These "designed fictions" are part of a growing new trend. Recently, companies like Microsoft, Sony, Google, Nokia, Siemens, and even Corning have all predicted new technological advancements, mostly having to do with interactive glass screens. Glass screens everywhere. Your car, your windows, the classroom, the hospital -- even your glasses will become interactive.

It would seem a wise time to invest in Windex. 

But is this the best the future of interfaces can give us? These visions of glass-screen-filled worlds make the mistake of simply projecting existing technology. They merely take what we already have and make it bigger, faster, and more powerful. They fail to anticipate that future technologies might take very different forms, might be put to previously unconsidered uses, and might accompany significant social changes. 

We need to continue with technological advancements. In order to do so, we should strive to predict the future, otherwise we will just become stagnant.

“If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run -- and often in the short one -- the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative.”

If we are to keep innovating and predict the future of screen-based technologies, we must not predict something that is reasonable. Glass-based screen interfaces SEEM perfectly reasonable. Thus, they will, in 20 years time seem ridiculously conservative! Only if what we predict appears absolutely unbelievable, will we have any chance of visualizing the future as it will really will happen.  
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