Behold . . . BioPunk

December 25th, 2008  |  Published in Uncategorized

Just read an interesting article about people doing genetics work in their homes.  Imagine tattoos that, instead of injecting ink, inject genes into skin so that it changes texture or color or becomes fluorescent.  Imagine custom bony outcroppings on elbows and knuckles.  Imagine super-ramped metabolism.  The future, if not here, is certainly on its way.  Sometimes I feel that as a science fiction writer, the struggle is to keep up with the pace of progress.

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The Future is a Diamond Mine

April 23rd, 2008  |  Published in SciFi, Society

The other day I was directed to the transcript of a speech by Science Fiction Author Charlie Stross, in which he talks about the changes that will be wrought by massively and cheaply available bulk storage.  Anyone interested in what the future might look like (and by that I mean just about everyone) should read this.  Fantastic stuff.

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