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Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful Paperback – May 11, 2013
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"Albert's Time Mail" gives you the mundane, everyman impact. Some unexplained things happen that later are seen as the result of the impact on Albert's life when other people use Time Mail. I thought using the dating scene as one area where change would occur was both insightful and very clever. Albert also used Time Mail in ways that any one of us would given the opportunity.
"Becoming Obsolete" was a good look at what happens when victims of deception and crime can warn themselves in advance. The whole dawning of the new reality on Lewis was fun to watch, and I thought very believable based on the character's socioeconomic status. And you get to see what would probably happen when anyone could send themselves the winning lottery number from the future.
If you've ever worked for or with a government agency "The Arms Race In Time" will, in so many ways, be familiar territory. I found myself thinking about how to pack more information into one of those short Time Mail Messages and thinking about that might work out. Any government would have to get involved with something like Time Mail, and try to use it to advantage.
All three stories made one thing pretty clear. Even the most exceptional technology will sooner or later become normal, and people's lives will adjust or be adjusted to fit it. I found this book entertaining, and a little thought provoking without being at all preachy. It's worth a read.