Wednesday, July 24, 2013

World Building - Question 6 - Technology

6) Is there technology?

In most of my stories technology is minimal. What little there is can be limited to basic carts, pulleys, gears and levers. No spaceships or flying cars, materialized foodstuffs or moving sidewalks.

The time period you set your story in will determine if and what kind of technology there is.

If your story has a lot of technology there are several questions you might want to ask, including:

1) Is it biotech?

2) Is it current or futuristic technology?

3) Is it alien technology?

4) Does everyone know how to use the technology?

5) Does the technology rule the world?