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How to Avoid Being Flattened By the Steamroller of Progress


A guest post by me over at ScifiChick.com on the tough job of the science fiction writer.


Recently, a friend sent me an ad for virtual keyboards. If you haven’t seen one, it’s a rather nifty device. You put it on your desk, and it casts a red light image of a keyboard on your desk. Then you type on it, as if it were a keyboard, and letters appear on your screen.

Rather cool.

Only, to my friend, the existence of this device was a bit of an embarrassment. He’s a science fiction writer, and five or ten years ago, he wrote a book where he predicted virtual keyboards. He made them up.

Back then. They were science fiction.

Today, they are fact.

Where does that leave him?

How, he wondered, do science fiction writers stay ahead of science fact?

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