Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

The story describes a near-future Earth in which humanity goes from bad to worse thanks primarily to the efforts of bioengineers. Select an invention:

ChickieNobs
Chicken meat sliced from a transgenic organism.

Email Shirt
See your email on your shirt.

Goat/Spider Silk
High tensile strength fibers from - goats.

Happicuppa Coffee Bush - the race to the bottom
A species of coffee bush designed for ease of harvesting.

Pigoon - transgenic pig
A transgenic pig, bred to grow replacement organs for humans.

Self-Cleaning Gym Suit
Removes the source of odor.

Smart Wallpaper - see who you are
Wallpaper that can sense your mood and provide an appropriate color scheme.

 

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SliceIt! Why Not Teach Robots To Use Knives?
re: Anne McCaffrey
(5/10/2024)

NYC/Dublin Portal Fails To Meet 'Guardian Of Forever' Standards
re: Gene Roddenberry
(5/10/2024)

FLOAT Levitating Train On The Moon ala Clarke
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(5/8/2024)

Singapore Writers Push Back On LLM Training
re: Anthony Boucher
(5/6/2024)

SpaceX Intros Extravehicular Activity Suit
re: Garret P. Serviss
(5/4/2024)

Athena Smart Security Guard Robot With Face Recognition
re: Greg Bear
(5/1/2024)

The FLUTE Project - A Huge Liquid Mirror In Space
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(4/28/2024)

Robot Preachers Found To Undermine Religious Commitment
re: Philip K Dick
(4/26/2024)

CyberCab - Tesla Renames The Robotaxi
re: Michael Swanwick
(4/24/2024)

SpaceHopper Microgravity Robot Lands On Its Feet
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(4/22/2024)

Brin's 1990 Novel Earth Still Full Of Predictions
re: David Brin
(4/20/2024)

'Whisper Mode' ala Blue Thunder Researched At Bristol
re: Various
(4/18/2024)

Gaia - Why Stop With Just The Earth?
re: Robert Castle
(4/18/2024)

Microsoft VASA-1 Creates Personal Video From A Photo
re: Robert Heinlein
(4/14/2024)

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