Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Special Guest Asta Idonea Writes About the Future of Technology

I'm very pleased to host Asta Idonea on my blog today. She's got a great post on the boundless possibilities of future technology. Don't forget to check out her book FIRE UP MY HEART published by Dreamspinner Press!

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
Amazon US | Amazon UK
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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About the Author
Asta Idonea (aka Nicki J Markus) was born in England, but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages. Asta launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind! As a day job, Asta works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel; all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing.
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  1. Just want to say, I love that cover...

    1. I totally agree! I've already downloaded my copy Nicki!

  2. Love the concept of a wrist clip. Like you, I'm waiting for a transporter--a speedy way to get from Michigan to Arizona so I can see my grandbaby more often. Best wishes for Fire Up My Heart. Sounds intriguing.