So I set my book in 2015 and rammed in loads of innovative, amazing, incredible stuff in my own modest way. As of today – here’s how the world has caught up.
A social network grows to be bigger than most countries – and a lot more powerful
A social network is first to have driverless cars and eyeglasses that access the information highway
The Pope runs away to Castle Gandolfini
The Catholic Church takes heavy incoming thank’s to freedom of information on the web
Youngsters live ‘in a virtual world’
The internet is used to bring the world to its knees (that was yesterday btw in case you haven’t noticed your computer running at half speed)
Virtual sex becomes more popular than the real thing
The super-rich and the men who run the world get outed
There’s an assassination attempt at the White House – hold on, wait, that’s next month.
I get ahead of myself some times.
Still to come
AdultOption – young people adopting older couples
The Upira – abusers of women being outed on the web using collation technology
People working for food and board to do something they love
UltraPodding – people living in complete virtuality
Bots on the web controlling supply chains and running projects
Protocol bots keeping politicians honest (OK, that’s never going to happen)
Necropolis – a virtual place where people go where they die and live through their avatars and having NecroJobs – avatars of dead people continue working in IT related jobs
The Glass Wall – a user interface between the dead and the living
Intelligent firewalls – computer protection that thinks for itself
Synth DNA – its what’s uploaded to your avatar when you die
Skynsuits – body suits for travelling in cyber space or having cyber-sex, or both at the same time
iKidUnot – children tracked and monitored via the web using implants
Mobile phones that recognise their owners and only work for them
Phones that die when their user dies
The wiring of the web used as a super-computer
There’s hundreds more but its getting late, so…
Last but not least – Social Websites becoming Nations (as allowed by UN Protocol at the moment. ‘A nation is defined as an imagined community’)
iNation – why don’t you drop in for a chat?