JG Ballard’s daughter on her father’s prescience

'Reality is now a kind of huge advertising campaign, selling television’s image of what life is about.' That could be a response to recent events, but JG Ballard said those words in 1988. As readers of my father will know, he was fascinated by the way advances in technology and the mass media revolutionised our lives.

How my father, JG Ballard, foresaw our strange present.