Oath of Fealty by Jerry Pournelle (w/L. Niven):
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Excellent novel by Niven and Pournelle. It deals with the problems inherent in running a very large city that is contained all in one building - an arcology. Great plot and characters, this novel also explores and compares the differences between feudal systems and modern democratic ones. Select an invention:

Briefcase Console - the original notebook computer
A notebook computer

Communications Implant - I think therefore I network
A surgically implanted device enabling the user to communicate with computer networks.

Iceberg Water Tub - fresh water mountain
An enormous bag or tub that encloses an iceberg used to supply fresh water.

Mechanical Mole - Underground vehicle
A self-contained device for digging large tunnels.

Monitored In-Home Security Camera
Security cameras mounted inside your home that are monitored by a person outside your house, and not a member of your family.

Robot Probes (Arr-twos) - remote-controlled eyes and ears
Remote controlled robots that wander through a facility, bringing pictures and information to a central location.

Telepresence Bulldozer - robotics for remote operation
A bulldozer on the Moon that is operated remotely by a driver on Earth.

Todos Santos Independency - maximize your green space
A city enclosed in a single building.

 

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