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What Science Fiction Writers Have Learned About Predicting The Future of Technology

Dec 19, 2008, 23:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Dern)

"Here's what Niven has to say regarding techniques for predicting a valid future technology:

"Look for the goals humankind will never give up. Instant travel, instant education, longevity. Then try to guess when it will appear and what it will look like.

"Pay close attention to parasite control. There is always someone who wants the money for something else."

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