"I've been spending a little time lately asking myself questions about
the near future. And in particular—this is especially relevant if you're
planning on writing a near-future SF novel set maybe 15-30 years
hence—what it's going to be like as an experience for, well, not for my
generation (I'll be 65-80 if I live that long: of declining relevance)
but for the next generation on. And I suspect it'll be pretty shitty."
Worth reading all the comments, too.
Via Jonathan Lange, who added:
"Some days, Charlie Stross is depressingly plausible."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics