The 60’s television series, Star Trek, showed us a future with automatic sliding doors, cell phones, mobile medical devices and so much more. Science fiction has always been a good measure of the things we really want science to give us, and so many times science delivers.
In my latest novel, Hearts in Orbit: The Blarmling Dilemma (coming this winter from Soul Mate Publishing), I wanted to create a future world where women had attained equity in the universe. That meant I had to address birth control. Thus, I created (predicted) the Tyvar Process, a medical procedure that assured 100% birth control and was easily reversible when needed.
Today I stumbled across this: http://www.cnet.com/news/remote-controlled-chip-implant-could-be-the-future-of-contraceptives/
Now for sure, as my book is as yet unpublished, I can’t take credit for inspiring this, and I’m sure this is something many people have been envisioning for many years, but it wasn’t something I was aware of when I wrote the chapter. It makes me think I have to come up with something even more futuristic for the next book.