Writing the Technology of the Future
by Asta Idonea
Fire Up My Heart is set in the not too distant future, but one of the things I love about creating a futuristic setting is the chance to create a different world and imagine new technology.
For Fire Up My Heart, the main innovation is the wrist chip. This computer chip has replaced pretty much everything: currency, smart phone, passport, personal records etc. All is available with a scan (to make a payments or access data) or a tap (to open the in-built web browser, which pops up like a hologram in your palm).
Would I like that myself? I don’t know. Personally, I’m holding out for transporters to cut inter-continental travel down to a matter of seconds, or a technology that allows me to think-write. Whenever I imagined a scene for my next story, my brain would automatically convert it to a typed document. That would be invaluable! I so often craft great scenes in my head when I’m not in a position to get them down on paper/screen. Imagine if dialogue was recorded as you thought it, so you didn’t have to try to recreate it later.
What technological advances would you like to see in the future?
Fire Up My Heart
Author: Asta Idonea
Released: 25 May 2016
Buy Links: Dreamspinner Press | All Romance eBooks
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Novella: MM Sci-Fi Romance
Heat Level: 2
Blurb: London bartender Fane thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he finds a rare and expensive service Bot discarded in a dumpster, and he takes it home to get it working again. The Jo-E brings some much-needed companionship to Fane’s lonely life, but there’s something different about this Bot, as indicated by its odd behavior. Fane’s developing feelings toward Jo-E trouble him, and things go from bad to worse when a robotics engineer arrives on Fane’s doorstep, demanding the return of his property. Fane is forced to choose between a hefty reward and following his heart. Giving in to his forbidden desires might get him killed—or change his life forever.
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