sf author talks science fiction becoming science fact

low, quick, and utterly irresistable…the future becomes the now:

Gwyneth Jones on developing robot technology | Technology | Guardian Unlimited Technology
But subtle, crazy nightmares like Minority Report, where we are invited to accept the Precrime bureaus activities as normal, are perhaps more insightful than the excited reports on sci-fi technology becoming sci-fi fact. For this is the way the future happens to us: the novel gadget makes a ripple, the thrilling announcement gains a small headline, then softly, softly, while were not paying attention, the reality moves in and changes our moral codes, changes our very ideas about free will, responsibility, privacy, even what makes us human.

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