Review: The Coming Convergence by Stanley Schmidt

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By Marcus Chown WHEN it comes to technological revolution, we ain’t seen nothing yet. In The Coming Convergence, Stanley Schmidt, editor of the science-fiction magazine Analog, goes beyond this truism and attempts to anticipate the revolutions of the future by studying those of the past. The key, says Schmidt, is to look at how disparate technologies have converged in unexpected ways. This may seem self-evident, but generations of science-fiction writers have nevertheless missed it. Their stories invariably examine the societal effects of a single technological change,