Technology could be bad and it could be good but it never stops being cool. There, I said it. I like to read books set in the present because I can relate to the technological aspects mentioned in them. I like to read books set in the future because duh, new never-thought-of-before technology! Technology is one of the reasons I’m attracted towards sci-fi, dystopia and apocalyptic books. There’s just something so mesmerizing about the tech-heavy surroundings.
The tech-heavy surroundings of The Hunger Games cannot be missed out on! After all, there’s a whole district for its development! The weapons are technologically modified and that’s not the only thing! Remember the jabberjays, forcefields, holograms and of course, the hovercrafts? Just wow.
Simulation serum. Fear landscapes. Makes-you-a-robot serum. Dude, those are so freaking awesome! The technology in the headquarters of Dauntless and possibly Erudite are in a stark contrast to the untouched abandoned areas of Chicago. Go Divergent!
Provided that the technology is pretty much at a standstill in All These Things I’ve Done as the New York City faces a bleak future filled with crime, poverty and a severe lack of resources, the surroundings are tech-heavy where there is need and that is intriguing enough.
The technology in Pivot Point is advanced to the point that living in the human world is boring with the doorbells, phones and the zero action football games. It’s all very hush hush in the Compound so I’d love to know all the techy deets in the second book!
GenTex lab has made human-alien hybrid a reality by combining extraterrestrial DNA with human DNA and this is not even the coolest part in The Rules. There’s the chase, a mystery and major plot twist ahead.
While I wouldn’t ever want to live in the dystopian world of Matched, the concept of limited technology to humans is definitely one of a kind. Food, clothes, education, job; each and everything is predefined and carried out with the help of technology. Daunting.
Being a techno-thriller novel, Digital Fortress is full of gadgets, supercomputers and what not. It’s fast-paced, engrossing and so very techy!
In ExtraNormal, Mira is from Nreim which is a highly advanced planet that have overcome the flaw in genetics where humans failed to. There are electromagnetic fields, the ability to sense emotions of other people and the best of all, being able to stream with people back on Nreim through her mind. It’s all very innovative and engaging.
Spies and Prejudice is not exactly a techy-heavy book but it does make use of little technological inventions. It’s a spy story so that’s kind of a given anyway. I liked the use of the sunglasses doubling up as a spy camera.
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