Prelude to a Singularity? Science and Science Fiction
Tue, 3 Feb 1998 16:28:39 -0500

What does it mean when science begins to appear more stimulating that science
fiction? Lately, I have found the most enjoyment from reading nonfiction
science books. This may be because I have read most of the science fiction out
there already (though I am preparing to read the Zindell books). Does this
mark some crucial point where the discoveries of science are beginning to catch
up (dare I say outpace) the imagination of science fiction writers? Is this
phenomenon a precursor to the alleged Singularity (virtually infinite
scientific progress)? Does it at least indicate that scientific progress is
beginning to proceed at a such a pace that our imagination does not have time
to investigate its implications thoroughly?

Doug Bailey