In Diverse Energies, 11 speculative fiction authors share their dystopian worlds with readers. But dystopia is only one of many ways to imagine the future. How do you think the world will really look 100 years from today?
Ken Liu, author of the Diverse Energies story “Pattern Recognition”:
“If the past is any kind of guide, there will be parts of the world where things will be much better than the best our world has to offer, and parts of the world where things will be much worse than the worst our world has to endure. I’m not sure if that makes me an optimist or a pessimist.”
Daniel H. Wilson, author of the Diverse Energies story “Freshee’s Frogurt”:
“Within one hundred years, I believe advances in robotics will have created not only new species of highly intelligent machines, but also new species of enhanced human beings. The unique physical and mental abilities common to robots may be incorporated into the human form as well, to forge new generations of people with increased intelligence, better sensory perception, and faster communication. Our smart phone craze — a baby step in this direction — will seem quaint by comparison.”
What do you think? 100 years from now, what do you imagine the world will look like? Share your thoughts with us below and we’ll pick one commenter to win a copy of Diverse Energies.
[US addresses only. Winner will be chosen randomly from comments on 11/2/2012]