In prose and some verse, interwoven with
100+ original works of art, photography,
and video, it envisions a technology
that will turn our lives inside out.
The technology, tiny drones the size of mosquitoes,
will become commonplace. All of us—individuals,
businesses, governments, etc.—will send them
wherever we want, any time, and see and hear
what’s there. And any of us will be able to tune
in to anyone else’s; they broadcast everywhere.
Prelude, the Saga’s introductory volume, describes
the coming of the tiny drones, and, with the rest of
the Saga, explores the consequences. Our senses
of ourselves, our society, our civilization, and our
world will be transformed. Our privacy, secrecy,
intimacy, security, family life, community,
government, commerce, jobs, education,
entertainment, and our culture as a
whole will change dramatically.
Will something like that really happen? Is it
inevitable? Desirable? And if it happens,
how will we respond? Can we adapt?
Will we gain from it, lose, or both?
a minute of audio about those questions:
Read Prelude here and/or listen to its first pages:
short takes from
the eternal present
. . . to come