Daniel H. Wilson – Over the past 50 years…

Over the past 50 years we got versions of X-ray specs and space vacations…


“Over the past 50 years we got versions of X-ray specs and space vacations, and even death rays. But the X-ray specs don’t fit on your face – they’re big things that screen your luggage for guns. Space vacations are real, but they cost $20 million. We have death rays, but you have to be a triple Ph.D. to play with them.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – These days the technology can…

These days the technology can solve our problems and then some. Solutions may not only…


“These days the technology can solve our problems and then some. Solutions may not only erase physical or mental deficits but leave patients better off than able-bodied folks. The person who has a disability today may have a superability tomorrow.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – In my books the technology…

In my books the technology that I choose to talk about has to serve the…


“In my books the technology that I choose to talk about has to serve the themes. What that means is that I end up having to cut out a lot of cool technology that would be really fun to describe and play with, but which would just confuse everybody. So in ‘Amped,’ I focus on neural implants.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – In the future, when Microsoft…

In the future, when Microsoft leaves a security-flaw in their code it won’t mean…


“In the future, when Microsoft leaves a security-flaw in their code it won’t mean that somebody hacks your computer. It will mean that somebody takes control of your servant robot and it stands in your bedroom doorway sharpening a knife and watching you sleep.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – I was writing a scene…

I was writing a scene where a guy was choking another guy to death. You…


“I was writing a scene where a guy was choking another guy to death. You can go online and type ‘chokeholds’ and watch scenes where martial artists choke each other out. You can hear what noises they make when they go unconscious, see how their bodies flop and everything. YouTube is amazing for the more detailed stuff.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – Robopocalypse’ explores the intertwined fates…

Robopocalypse’ explores the intertwined fates of regular people who face a future filled with murderous…


“‘Robopocalypse’ explores the intertwined fates of regular people who face a future filled with murderous machines. It follows them as humanity foments the robot uprising, fails to recognize the coming storm, and then is rocked to the core by methodical, crippling attacks.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – Sometimes a technology is so…

Sometimes a technology is so awe-inspiring that the imagination runs away with it – often…


“Sometimes a technology is so awe-inspiring that the imagination runs away with it – often far, far away from reality. Robots are like that. A lot of big and ultimately unfulfilled promises were made in robotics early on, based on preliminary successes.”
-Daniel H. Wilson