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Charles Stross cancels trilogy: the NSA is already doing it

doom (14564) writes | about 10 months ago


doom (14564) writes "Charles Stross has announced that there won't be a third book in the 'Halting State' trilogy because reality (in a manner of speaking) has caught up to him too fast. The last straw was apparently the news that the NSA planted spies in networked games like WoW. Stross comments: "At this point, I'm clutching my head. 'Halting State' wasn't intended to be predictive when I started writing it in 2006. Trouble is, about the only parts that haven't happened yet are Scottish Independence and the use of actual quantum computers for cracking public key encryption (and there's a big fat question mark over the latter-- what else are the NSA up to?).""

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actually all his predictions are at least close (1)

JustNiz (692889) | about 10 months ago | (#45661089)

>> about the only parts that haven't happened yet are Scottish Independence.... .... Actually there is a referendum on Scottish independence next year, although polls at the moment suggest around only 35% of the Scottish population want to be independent.

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