I'm writing something about the future. I have my own reasons for doing so, which I won't get into right now (maybe later) but I do worry about the fact that even though I don't want to make it scifi, I sort of HAVE to by definition. I mean, the world is moving so fast, I can't even use the term "cellphone" in it, because it's about to be eradicated, that term. It's interesting because out of the three eras, the earliest era is around 2012 or 2016, so any event that happens today or tomorrow in real life will affect the collective history of the society in the story. My problem is that I don't want to do it futuristic, but I somewhat have to, and I need to find good tech podcasts and articles to maybe help me throw a few grains of progress here and there. I do not believe that I have to do too much of it, as society seldom runs in a pace as fast as futuristic creations. Take the first part of Demolition Man (starring Stallone, Snipes, and the delightful Nigel Hawthorne from "Yes, Minister"). That shows how in the future, 1996, there would be a freezing technology in all prisons. Timecop: It shows futuristic cars in 2004, with an amazing navigation and auto-driver system. True 2004? Not even close! And of course there is the Back To The Future saga which shows us 2015, if I'm not mistaken. We're almost there, but a lot of what was seen in the second movie is not here at all. Not to mention how election works in Asimov's future. He wrote of the 2008 elections, in which the voting system had been through a massive reform. Even an ounce of it didn't happen. I'm not attacking these writers, but I think it shows that we have to downgrade our ideas (or at least I do) when writing about the future. Nevertheless, I digress big time. Mostly here for thoughts on how to write and throw in futuristic stuff in a novel where the futuristic stuff isn't that important.