FME23: A New Hope
We’ve discovered an early draft of Star Wars IV, which tried to address some of the distracting data issues you’d face in a universe filled with a cornucopia of different systems and alien technology.
Leia gives R2D2 the Death Star plans
INT. REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER – MAIN PASSAGEWAY
A familiar clanking sound attacks Threepio’s attention and he spots little Artoo at the end of the hallway in a smoke- filled alcove. A beautiful young girl stands in front of Artoo.
I have a secret mission for you little Artoo unit. I need you to get the Building Information Modelling data of the Empire’s secret superweapon to Obi Don Kenobi on Tatooine. I hope a moon’s worth of data doesn’t fry your memory banks.
Artoo beeps and whirls smugly as it appears like the little robot has quickly loaded FME Form and is now converting Imperial RVT to the more platform neutral IFC format.
Wow, the latest version of FME Form has sped up transformation time and has even more capability?
Surreal and out of place, dreamlike and half hidden in the smoke, she finishes adjusting something on Artoo’s computer face, then watches as the little robot joins his companion.
At last! Where have you been?
The battle briefing
INT. MASSASSI – WAR ROOM BRIEFING AREA
Dodonna stands before a large electronic wall display. Leia and several other senators are to one side of the giant readout.
The battle station is heavily shielded and carries a firepower greater than half the star fleet.
Gold Leader, stands and addresses Dodonna.
Pardon me for asking, sir, but this hologram looks fabulously informative and is really helping me visualize the attack run against the Death Star.
Well, an Artoo unit used a program called FME Form. It used a feature called Data Inspector to look at the Death Star plans on the fly. An analysis of the plans provided by Princess Leia has demonstrated a weakness in the battle station.
Artoo-Detoo stands next to a similar robot and makes beeping sounds, as if the robot was explaining that FME processed an immense amount of data to generate a digital twin of the Death Star which is currently being projected into the war room.
The target area is only two meters wide according to the hyper accurate GIS data which FME excels itself in processing. It’s a small thermal exhaust port.
The Death Star trench run
INT. LUKE’S X-WING – COCKPIT
Dale Skywalker concentrates on his targeting device.
OBI DON KENOBI’S VOICE
Use FME, Dale.
Dale looks up, then starts to look back into the targeting device. He quickly unlocks his phone and loads FME Mobile. Lasers blaze around him as he starts an FME workflow through FME Flow to stream live data to the X-Wing’s cockpit.
OBI DON KENOBI’S VOICE
You can use FME and augmented reality together, Dale.
A grim determination sweeps across Dale’s face as he sees augmented reality mapping appear in front of him.
EXT. X-WING WITH ARTOO
Artoo confidently whistles as he loads a floating license of FME Flow, which is part of the enterprise licencing agreement The Republic has been benefiting from.
A new hope
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