As some of you may know, I have recently launched my very first work of fiction: tech thriller Eternal (buy it here in Dutch), about the tech giant X-Com and its ground-breaking technology that promises eternal life. As so often with solutions that sound great on paper, there is a dark side to the story, which first becomes clear when a self-driving car lunges off the San Mateo Bridge in San Francisco and lands into the water after taking an abrupt and unexplainable turn to the left. One of the biggest reasons why I wrote Eternal, is to make people reflect upon the consequences of technology, something which I have already written a lot about in my books and blogs.
Since man has evolved into a conscious and intelligent being, we have always had a ‘Can we do it?’ mentality about technology. Just think about JF Kennedy’s ‘eternal’ quote “We