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Yan asked me if I would talk about technology and some of its pros and cons, so I’m conducting a little interview with myself (maybe the other Biogel me?)
Mary2: Not by a long shot. Sometimes I seriously can’t even get my TV set turned on. But I do pay attention when I hear about technology in the news, especially new medical technology.
Mary1: But there’s all kinds of new technology in The Fox Inheritance. Where did that come from?
Another technology area I knew I would have to address in the story was transportation. I don’t think cars and freeways will ever go away (alas, no flying cars) but I read about improvements in transportation that engineers are working on, and to a small extent, some cities already have in place, and voila! Transgrids are born in The Fox Inheritance that can get someone across the country in just a few hours and the car does all the driving.
Mary1: But that’s not as glamorous as being instantly teleported in a million little bubbles.
Mary2: No, it isn’t, but it’s way more realistic. Every piece of modern technology I have in The Fox Inheritance I think could be possible in 260 years.
Mary1: What about that little tattooey think you gave to Locke?
Mary2: I knew you would get to the cons. Yeah. I won’t say when or how, but Locke’s little tattoo does get him into some trouble. I think most technology can be abused. But it’s not really the technology that’s the problem—it’s the people who misuse it.
Mary1: Is there any kind of technology that you wish had never been invented?
Mary2: YES!@#!!%! Automated calling systems! If a real person doesn’t have the time to call me, then the real me doesn’t have time to listen. Whoever invented that piece of technology should be whipped with a thousand curly telephone cords.
Mary1: Do those still exist?
Mary2: At the Smithsonian. I’m sure they would let us use them for a good cause.
Mary1 and Mary2: Thank you Yan, for having both of us as a guest on your blog!
Tomorrow The Fox Inheritance blog tour will take Mary to the Story Siren blog for ~*Publication Day*~ and Mary will answer some tough questions about bioethics.
For previous blog stops and the full tour schedule, go to Mac Teen Books
Thank you Mary(s) for a great interview/guest post! I would love to get a pair of shoe that changes color and shape! Imagine all the money I'll save the pain I'll never have to experience trying to break in a new pair.