Friday, May 4, 2012

Remembering the future

"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward." Lewis Carroll




How can one 'remember' the future?


I wish I had an answer to that as I face a challenge with  a novel I am writing.  I would like the setting to be about five years in the future. However with the rapid changes in technology and indeed life in general how can I know if facebook ,twitter, utube and other social media will be in existence then or operating in the way they are now?  I suppose I could change the names especially as I intend to introduce changes in the way they operate. But the story is not in the scifi genre, so I am busily confusing myself trying to find a workable/believable solution.