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I recently finished a book called Discipline by Paco Ahlgren. I don't  normally spend time on forums, but this book has me so intrigued, that I must know if anyone else had read it. It was written over 7 years ago, and it's about time travel. The things this book touches upon are closely linked to what is going on in today's world, specifically our economy, the state of the nations, and digital currency. I was blown away by the accuracy of this book. How did the author know? Was it just mere coincidence? I did some research on the author, and this is the only book he's written. Any thoughts by anyone else who has read this novel? 

 

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Come to think of it, I have involuntarily made a successful prediction myself. In 1999 I mentioned a short snowfall in a story set on Mars - and only after its publication did it occur to me that where there is no rain there should be no snow, right? Wrong. In 2004 I read that it does actually snow on Mars, it's snowing carbon dioxide at times, and that has been confirmed by further observations since. So the seeming blunder was in fact none - lucky me!

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I predicted the Internet would never catch on. I said it was only for people to talk about Star Trek and always would be. I was pretty wrong.

 

I remember seeing the World Wide Web for the first time in 1994 at college - we had 1 dedicated computer with a 14.4Kbs modem attached. The 'Internet Administrator' loaded a page on Pigeon Kicking, which took 45 seconds to load a page essentially consisting of text with 1 picture. At the time I scoffed and said the internet and www was a total waste of time. For the most part, I still agree with that ;)

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Collective Mind by Vasily Klyukin­

 

Guys! I've just read this book in Russia­n and before I took this book in my hand­ I had never thought that the science fi­ction could be so absorbing! As far as I­ heard it's coming soon in English. I hi­ghly recommend it to all who like readin­g. I won't spoil the story by saying wha­t happens but I can say that this is the­ story about Artificial Intelligence as ­you've never seen it before!!!

In case if you understand Russian you ca­n find it on Vasily Klyukin's official s­ite. Just google it :)

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