Researching Future Technology for a Science Fiction Novel?
Because I enjoy reading Science Fiction, I'm thinking of writing a Sci-Fi novel myself. I'm interested in 'hard' (related to the engineering sciences) science fiction with a military bent (think *The Lost Fleet* by Jack Campbell or *Old Man's War* by John Scalzi), so this will be my genre of choice.However, it strikes me that, despite being Software Developer by trade, I don't know enough about the hard sciences to make my novel realistic. Plus, future technology may well be more advanced than that of today.So, before I get started, my question is: **how do I go about researching future technology for a science fiction Novel?**