Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Should Technology Trump Ethics?

What happens when technology moves faster than our capacity to decide if it is right?

In Tomorrow 2.0, a new technology, perhaps only a few years away in real terms will be unleashed.

In Tomorrow's Paper, the first book in the trilogy, the brain/ computer diversion became blurred. Criminal behavior disappeared, filtered out by a computer chip held deep in the brain. No more depression, no more fear, no more unhappiness.

A valid question is "if the result is good, why not?".

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tomorrow 2.0

The writing process for the sequel to Tomorrow's Paper has begun. The working title is Tomorrow 2.0.

A research trip to Hawaii was extremely profitable. You just have to be there to feel a place to be able to write scenes that happen there. There is something about the sounds, the humidity, the smells that can't be had via internet peeks.

The visit to Pearl Harbour was the key to a plot development. So much symbolism, history and future exist there. Nuclear submarines cruise past the memorial. The future and the past within metres of each other. All those battleships, lined up in a row to protect them from sabotage. A new technology ignored. An unseen enemy lurking both under the water and high above it.

I've plotted out a beginning, a middle and an end, but know that chapters, characters and plots have a way of going their own course.