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Technology Prediction Hits and Misses - 08/16/2012
It occurred to me that, since around the year 2000 when I was writing Penna the Alien Earthling, technology has advanced further than I had anticipated in some areas—and not advanced as far as I had anticipated in other areas. Case in point is the "picture phones." I had envisioned then that most people in 2015 (the time frame of "Penna") would still have traditional "land lines"—but they would be terminated with advanced video phones that sat on an end table or other convenient place in the house. The advent of mass migration to wireless mobile phones as one's primary all-purpose number, with the capability to video chat over mobile IP connections, was never in my imagination during the writing of "Penna." In the scene where Nancy Borg and Harold Klein were stalking Penna and Ricky, all the while pointing a mobile camera at them, I imagined a specialized device with a dedicated telecommunications link. In the real world of 2012, a...

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