Happy weekend to you. I came up with a good go forward plan as I was writing yesterday evening. I would devote GPFriday to story serials and extras such as cover designs and previews and I would create a new weekly for the other world behind the scenes world building. I am calling it Story-line Saturday. Let me know what you think of it in the comments.
Clairvoyants: In history and legend, tales of fortunetellers and people who can see the future go way far back. We had the real life Oracle of Delphi among others that were said to know the future and how things would play out. Today we have clusters of computers that can crunch data and predict outcomes of human behavior with such frightening accuracy that it makes us wonder how smart computers are getting (if you want to know what I mean, google Target data mining). With new research going on into memory based computing, where a computer can analyze everything at the same time as opposed to the current architecture, it will only be a matter of time before computers regularly make startling predictions and make things common place. Real questions will have to be asked and answered when that time comes but that would be a rant for another time.
with that information above; what is Clairvoyance exactly? In my universe I divide it into several options: Precognition: a kind of spider sense that tells the characters to move or do something right before something bad happens to the character. Premonitions that give the characters glimpses into the future, feelings that tell them what is happening elsewhere in the world, and Post-Premonitions that tell the character what happened to the area. A final category is some Clairvoyants seem to pull knowledge out of the Ether, allowing them to know what they need to know when they need to know it.
That concludes the Psychics. Starting next week I will delve into briefs on different types of magic and supernatural species in the other world. Let me know what you think in the comments.