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« The Nanobots Are Coming | Main | The Future of Warfare »

July 21, 2006


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John B

While many technologists are hooked on tech early on due to sci-fi, there's also lots of 'poor tech' out there in those same books. Even 'hard' sci-fi has its occasional blooper.

However, I think it is a very useful thing nonetheless, as most fiction (at least the 'good stuff') is at least as much about the people who use the technology as it is about gee-whiz gadgets. And people make all the difference in the acceptance, disapproval, use, and/or abuse of any given technology. GM foods being a 'classic' example, as well as the ongoing theme of Shelley's Frankenstein.

-John B

John B

PS - How about Stross' Accelerando for another novel with nanotech and personal nanofactories being of critical import?

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