It's not difficult to predict the future.
Just scan today's headlines and extend the trends: climate change, energy depletion, terrorist threats, government surveillance, ethnic strife, weapons proliferation, genetic engineering, corporate ethics and so on.
Yet on an individual level, there's an issue that's perhaps even more disturbing: identity theft.
In an era of security paranoia, every aspect of our lives will be recorded: from DNA to IQ; from official documentation to private finance; from medical history to psychological profile.
When that information is hacked or erased, it will be the innocent victim with no credentials who'll be labeled a security risk.
THE YEAR IS 2184, it’s late afternoon and a young man is trying to evade capture by riding a pinto mare across a...