[ExI] SF writers on predicting the future of technology

John K Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Sat Dec 20 07:54:07 UTC 2008

I think the fundamental problem Science Fiction authors have is that they
must make up a story that is compensable, and if it is also interesting that
is certainly a bonus. The stuff that will happen during the Singularity,
millisecond by millisecond, will not be very comprehensible to a meat brain,
certainly not in the very short time you would have to consider the matter.
So if you expect to sell it's best to include in the book a handsome male
being falling in love with a beautiful female being. And the more graphic
the better.

Sex sells, it's been on the best sellers list for 3 billion years. Even
Yeast love it.

 John K Clark

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list