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"Science fiction is the very literature of change. In fact, it is the only such literature we have."
- Frederik Pohl

Uptime  
  Forward in time.  

As far as I know, the first use of this phrase.

Yada began the day’s work. The unbroken expanse of matting in a completely unfurnished room was all the office he needed. Sinking cross-legged to the floor, he folded his arms and considered the day’s business. First, the matter of staff needed twenty-five years uptime in Katsaido. He had considered the problem overnight and now was sure that at least forty men should be sent. It would be hard on them. Within twenty-five years Katsaido turned into a bleak hell of howling wind and snow where men died quickly. But a high official had offered to pay well if certain irritating elements were removed from the community, so . . .

He made a note in the blank corner of his mind that was his memorandum pad and then passed on to the next matter. As yet. Time travelling in this sector was limited to the occasional survey unit passing through and, even more rarely, a short pleasure trip for the local dignitaries...

Technovelgy from The Traps of Time, by John Baxter.
Published by New Worlds in 1964
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