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The last twenty years have been as transitionary for us with computers, digitization and mobile technologies as for our grandparents and great-grandparents a hundred years ago.

Last night my teenage daughter, her boyfriend and my son were in fits of laughter about something in the kitchen. They were watching a 'vine' (a six second looped video) on YouTube. I was caught up in an episode of 'Masters of Sex' (great narrative, naughty ... and educational) when my son came over. I expected him to show me the video playing on his iPhone instead a tap and a swipe and the screen on the smart TV changed and showed the clip.

Having my TV interrupted didn't bother me and the clip was silly enough, what caught my imagination is that so much that last week was, I thought, 'science-fiction' is now 'science-fact'.

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Asimov said years ago that "good science-fiction is science-prediction".

http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/02/20/joe-hanson-scifi/

 

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I loved the video and will go back and watch it a few more times. I've written science-fiction about self-drive cars and digital mimicking of specific human brains and love these authors.

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Can you recommend some Philip K Dick? I've been recommended a few authors here and I usually get straight on with the reading smile