October 4, 2006 5:08 PM Subscribe
I want to talk with people about potential future trends as background research for near-future speculative fiction. Where wouldn't this be chatfilter?
posted by Alterscape to writing & language (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have an idea for a speculative fiction story set in the somewhat-near future. To develop it, I'd like to have a conversation with some knowledgable people along the lines of "if you assume [some initial conditions], what might realistically be expected to happen?" in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, politics (local and global), etc. I have some ideas already, chosen more because they fit the needs of the story than for accuracy, but I'd like to make the backstory as plausible as possible without losing the elements I need, and get the esoteric details right while I'm fleshing out the world.
I know I can't do that here, since it would be considered chatfilter. Can anyone here suggest a forum where this kind of discussion would be welcome? My google-fu has failed me!