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Friday, April 5, 2013

Freaky Friday

I am ending this week at Caroline Clemmons' blogspot, called A Writer's Life. I hope you'll join me there. If you leave a comment, you have a chance to win a beautiful Celtic necklace. The winner will be selected on April 11.

This time in history is being called the Golden Age of Science. More and more is being discovered every day. The knowledge they are acquiring has the power to transform our thinking and our futures. Scientists are unlocking the key to our DNA, discovering our roots, our genetics, and even our future health concerns. They are unlocking the key to the Universe, to the limitless number of galaxies, to new planet discoveries, new stars, black holes, and a universe that is infinitely more active than we ever imagined.

It provides a limitless supply of ideas for authors, whether they write science fiction, suspense, romance, non-fiction, or anything in between. In my latest book, Dylan's Song, I used the very real technology of ground sonar to discover a missing CIA operative held in an underground dungeon. Once only used in submarines, ground penetrating sonar is available to discover anything that exists behind walls or under the surface of the earth. It can even be used to view occupants of a house. This opens up an entirely new world of values - when this technology should be used and when it is a violation of privacy.

But with technology such as this, it means future wars will have the potential to be waged in ways we never could have imagined before.

Many authors have written about the dark side of technology as a warning to future generations of what could happen if humans misuse technology.

What do you think?