The fictional world of real technology
I don't know about you, but I spend a lot of time reading about, researching, and speculating on how the future of technology will reshape our world.
These 20 books all look at technology, both modern and not-so-modern, and ask "what if." The results aren't always great for the worlds the protagonists inhabit, but that's the point--sometimes we get so caught up in the potential benefits of new technology that we don't stop to ask what will go wrong if ill-intentioned, or just plain greedy, people get their hands on it.
Read on to get some recommendations for books, both light-hearted and dead serious, that feature technology as a core component of their storylines.
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Brandon Vigliarolo has nothing to disclose. He does not hold investments in the technology companies he covers.
Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.