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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Future


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Dr. Streetmentioner is of course one of the minor characters to appear in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. The fictional doctor specialises in language and how it changes in response to the future; specifically Dr. Dan Streetmentioner busies himself with questions of how to explain actions when taking time travel into account...

Enough about the good doctor, though. In this topic I'll examine a few of the many novels I've read over the years and how they changed my view on the future, some of them - like H2G2 - whimsical, others more serious.

Books I've Read and Love:
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Ilium/Olympos
  • Hyperion Cantos
  • The Mote in God's Eye
  • Footfall

There are many others, of course. Of the ones listed here I'll go into some more detail on particular chords they struck with me, specifically the parts that I believe may hold some relevance for our own non-fictional future.

(more to come)
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