Has anyone been following these novels and the news? The first white Christmas in 100 years was this Christmas in Atlanta. The Eastern Seaboard and the Western European Snowboard are entirely snowed in. I think someone in our government should be consulting with Mr. Robinson on climate change. (I would love it if they adopted his Martian constituation too :)
I feel like events in Egypt also show some of Robinson's ideas coming true, most notably of peaceful resistance overthrowing tyranny as happened in the Mars Trilogy. I wish KSR had a blog where he could discuss his thoughts on current events, but i suppose its better he focus on his writing!