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2061: Odyssey Three - Chapter 14, Search Summary & Analysis

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Dr. Kreuger researches the possibility of a mountain made of diamond appearing on Europa. He finds a 1981 article in Nature magazine that does support the hypothesis. Its title is from a famous Beatles song.

The computer search that Dr. Kreuger does to find the Nature article costs money. The prediction that the author does here is no longer valid after the introduction of the World Wide Web and subsequent development of search engines that are supported by advertising dollars. Since the copyright date is 1987, the author could not have known how search actually developed in the 1990s and early twenty-first century. The trouble with predictive science fiction is that what is credible at the time does not necessarily come true. In 1987, only a handful of people believed that the Internet would become what it is today.

Finding the Nature story and linking it to a Beatles song adds mystery to...

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