There are many people around today who don't connect with technology. To them it is already indistinguishable from magic. It would not take much to turn these people against technology and the world of The Changes would become a reality. This is why I would reccommend The Changes.
The nascent geek in me discovered this when I was just becoming a teenager. My NHS specs and science smarts had me singled out as a Joe90 type but I liked the human adventure that was portrayed.
When I later read Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance I recognised the people from The Changes for whom technology wasn't something to be understood but something to be feared (and ultimately destroyed) for its un-understandability.
Peter Fairley's introductions to episodes of Timeslip lent it an air of authority making time travel seem like a real possiblity.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
By this time I was a proper science geek and the physicist in me loved the very plausibility of the adventures conjured up by Douglas Adams.
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