Cory Doctorow:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Cory Doctorow (b. 1971) is a Canadian sf writer and blogger. Raised in an activist household, he worked in the nuclear disarmament movement as a teen. He writes full-time (as of 2006); he is also a Fellow of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. His first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, was the first novel released under the then-new Creative Commons license system.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

A surveillance camera system that analyzes the unique way in which people walk, to identify them.

Little Brother (2008)

A computer operating system that deliberately obscures the activities of the user.

Little Brother (2008)

Photonomous - stay anon on Flickr
A program that strips out the digital noise signature from a picture file.

Little Brother (2008)

A standard-issue laptop computer for school use.

Little Brother (2008)

A system in which one's actions, as perceived by others, directly procure the necessities of life; reputation-based currency.

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003)

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