Anathem by Neal Stephenson:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
Fascinating novel by Stephenson details the lives of scientist monastics; centuries of scholastic arguments by nerd avouts take place against a background of the rise and fall of civilizations. Vast clocks set the pace for the intervals at which the avouts interact with the rest of the world. Until something unexpected happens. Select
An organic compound found (or placed) in food that calms and mellows those who partake of it.
A plant engineered to produce a substance that brought out compliant behavior in those who consumed it.
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LoadRunner Robot Works Alone, Or In A Group
re: Isaac Asimov
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re: Arthur C. Clarke
Longest Immersed Tunnel Will Connect Denmark and Germany
re: Michel Verne
Alcohol-Sensing Cars - NTSB Catches Up With Philip K. Dick (1963)
re: Philip K. Dick
Solar-Powered Remote-Control Cockroaches!
re: Thomas A. Easton
SolarBotanic Tree For Solar Energy - Would You Need A Forest, Or Just One?
re: David Brin
Metaverse Hardware - Run And Flail Like A Maniac, Or Lie Quietly?
re: David Gerrold
Robot Food Delivery Coming To Campus Near You
re: Robert Heinlein
Are Craiyon Images Puddinged, ala Philip K. Dick?
re: Philip K Dick
Hip'Safe Airbag For Seniors, From Helite
re: Neal Stephenson
Soulaje Self-Administered Euthanasia Wearable Prototype
re: Robert W. Chambers
Midjourney AI Creates 'Théâtre D'opéra Spatial', Wins Art Fair First Prize
re: Anthony Boucher
Mobot Robot Tests Smartphone Apps With Its Finger
re: Schachner and Zagat
Space-Based Solar Power A Priority - European Space Agency
re: Murray Leinster
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