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)
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"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."