Monday, December 22, 2008

A short presentation on the trends in population & technological growth

Quite often extrapolating for a science fiction can take many forms. I know I have said many time that science fiction is the extrapolation of technology, however, often it's a lot more complicated than that. Statistics can often tell you a great deal about how things are working. Statistical analysis of the growth of anything, be it people or computational power and predicting those trends toward the future is a skill un to itself and can often inspire an author.

Here is a short presentation I found on Utube that looks at trends in population and technology. The future it paints is both fascinating and frightening. Check it out and see if it doesn't scream science fiction story to you.

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