When I came up with the idea for the P.ersonal A.daptive C.omputer for Wolf I was looking at the tech that came out of today’s headlines. Piezo-electric power for cell phones gave me the idea for an alternative energy source for the P.A.C. based on this article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081201162127.htm

Another source was diabetic delivery systems for drugs that could be embedded under the skin and always on.  This is an old idea and one I’ve seen before, so no need for an article. Drug patches are a less intrusive version of this idea, but just as valid. Pace makers have their roots based in this idea, only it’s a battery that sustains the electrical rhythm of the heart. But I have little doubt that the idea sprang from other related concepts. the delivery system in the P.A.C. unit was an quantum based engine that could produce drugs from minute composite sources or even energy.

Computers that could be reduced in size and ran on organics had a basis for the tech as well. This article comes to mind when i think of this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9961159/Tiny-computer-inside-the-body-could-treat-disease.html

I looked at this article for ideas on the memory function of the P.A.C. http://www.tgdaily.com/trendwatch-features/51591-nano-particles-could-offer-new-type-of-flash-memory

The wealth of ideas for novels come from the world around me. the ideas and concepts are fueled from thinking ahead, even slightly for the tech coming out into the world today. Now. These ideas exist right now and in your backyard. a constant source for the novels you read and or write everyday.

Research is part of every book, it’s a constant learning curve and one of the reasons I like writing so much. It keeps me young.