“Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.”
Technology certainly informs the plot and situations in Future Girls. In the next few blogs I linked quotes about technology to scenes in the books. Obviously, if you like what you read, you can purchase the download or book on Amazon.
Dranit was right, within the next block an autocar barreled around the corner. Dranit raised his phone and the car rolled to a stop directly before them.
“It’s probably one of the extremists or terrorists. They are protesting the Convergence, so they bomb small buildings, not a great way to promote their cause.” Dranit pushed Charity into the back seat of the tiny car and it launched from the curb at a terrifying speed, as fast as the train, but with more in the way. She resisted the instinct to clutch the door handle. Dranit was unaffected by the speed or the way the car dodged around bicycles and people walking and carts. He tapped on this phone and the car took a right turn so quickly Charity was thrown against the door.
“And of course they set it off during rush hour.” Dranit peered out the window . “It’s a little hairy.”
She looked at him in confusion.
“Sorry, I am an aficionado of the 1980’s, it’s a hobby.”
She nodded, but still didn’t understand why traffic, or these vehicles could suddenly sprout hair. She let it drop. It was slang, she remembered some of it from the old TV shows, jeepers, gosh. Again, a Slang to English dictionary, with a section for each era would have been enormously helpful.