William Gibson:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
William Gibson was born in South Carolina; he went to Canada when he was 19. His first novel, Neuromancer won both the Hugo and Nebula awards in 1984.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Stealth House - toxic dwellings
A home that is entirely sealed, leading to toxic buildup.

Virtual Light (1993)

Suit Designer

Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988)

Synthespian - a computer-generated actor
A synthetic media personality.

Idoru (1996)

Talking Head - retro output device
A mechanical head (with an analog voice) used as the output terminal for a computer.

Neuromancer (1984)

Temporary Quarters - interior tents
Device used to separate a large interior space in an off-planet satellite into various living spaces.

Neuromancer (1984)

Toothbud Transplant - implanted teeth
Implanted teeth that mimic the dentition of other species.

Neuromancer (1984)

Trode-Net - electrode webbing

Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988)

Tug Space-going version of the ocean vehicle
A small space vehicle, used to provide a push or pull to objects floating in space without propulsion systems.

Neuromancer (1984)

Ugly T-Shirt
Uses disruptive patterning to make the wearer invisible to computerized surveillance techniques.

Zero History (2010)

Vat Grown Meat - no animals harmed
Meat tissue for consumption, grown apart from an animal.

Neuromancer (1984)

Video Unit - big bro
Video units attached directly to the optic nerve, giving sight to the blind.

Idoru (1996)

Virtual Meeting - grandson of the web conference
A meeting space that exists only in a computer; the descendant of today's web conferences.

Idoru (1996)

Wearable White-Noise Generator - urban isolation gear
A device worn when the wearer preferred not to be the subject of audio recordings.

Idoru (1996)

Wintermute
An artificially intelligent computer system.

Neuromancer (1984)

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