Canadian SF Author Karl Schroeder: We’re living in a moment of creative possibility.
On the Singularity Weblog podcast: Schroeder is a professional futurist as well as being a science fiction writer. He says it’s become nearly impossible to write near-future science fiction, because things are changing too fast. “The future has rushed upon us on in strange ways from all directions.“
Also, he says, global warming is inevitable, but that makes it a constraint within which we have limitless creativity to make a better world. (True perhaps, but hundreds of millions of people could die to get to that better world.)