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Patent questions prior art and for fictional use

I have a question about patents, for fictional use. Is it considered patent infringement if you use something that someone else may have patented in a fictional work? I'm curious as to how far this ...
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Can a sci-fi technology be submitted as prior art?

In response to a question related to multi-touch user interfaces this answer states: Prior art as published Multi-touch computer pads were used throughout the television show Star Trek: The ...