Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2006-06-03 16:11
"Being an SF author, I try to do some background legwork to make the world the novel's set in seem vaguely realistic. Extrapolating on the basis of existing large government IT projects, I figure the state of play of the National ID Card by 2016 is going to look something like this: The National ID Register has been implemented, and (as No2ID are currently predicting) it was a train-wreck."
Bear in mind that predictions like these are always wildly inaccurate -- when did you last read an SF book more than ten years old that accurately predicted any of the present day's technological problems? -- but it's still interesting reading.