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Neal Stephenson on Predictions and Surprises

The science-fiction author reflects on how real-world technology has been working out differently than he imagined in his novels.This past spring, Jason Pontin, editor in chief of MIT Technology Review, conducted a wide-ranging but informal conversation with science fiction writer Neal Stephenson about his craft, preoccupations, influences, and inspirations. Enjoy a six-part weekly series of video shorts based on their conversation.
September 12, 2012

The science-fiction author reflects on how real-world technology has been working out differently than he imagined in his novels.This past spring, Jason Pontin, editor in chief of MIT Technology Review, conducted a wide-ranging but informal conversation with science fiction writer Neal Stephenson about his craft, preoccupations, influences, and inspirations. Enjoy a six-part weekly series of video shorts based on their conversation.

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