April 12, 2004

Preparing Teens for the Transhuman Future

John Smart recently sent me this email:

Hi George,

Below are two six page essays for a four volume series on the future (Tackling Tomorrow Today, Art Shostak (Ed.), Chelsea House) aimed at teens, accepted for publication this year. Both are set in 2035, in an era of talking (but mostly unintelligent) computers. The first has lots of pretty pictures and is more accessible. The second has more future shock, at least as I would define it.

With luck these may get a movie treatment down the road. Note that "Fremont High" is a nod to Vernor Vinge's "Fast Times at Fairmont High". Thought you might like them.

John Smart

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