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Has the Star Wars franchise been a force for real innovation?

q tech correspondent Clive Thompson on how the Star Wars film franchise has influenced real world technology.
The new, hotly anticipated Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, hits movie theatres this month. (Disney/Lucasfilm/Associated Press)
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Industrial light, photoshop and friendly robots. q tech correspondent Clive Thompson joins Shad to explain how the Star Wars film franchise has influenced real world technology. 

Clive notes that Star Wars helped rebrand robots, previously cast as evil and ominous, as friendly helpers. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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