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)

Kitchen Korner - smarty fridge
Just exactly what futurists say you're going to get, like or not, in a refrigerator.

Idoru (1996)

Korsakov's - mind control
A type of mind control imposed on prisoners to make them more manageable during their prison time.

Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988)

Kuang Grade Mark Eleven Penetration Program
Chinese virus software for breaking the ICE.

Neuromancer (1984)

Lado-Acheson System
A device for "pumping in" sunlight into an enclosed space habitat.

Neuromancer (1984)

Low-Gravity Velodrome
A bicycle track in an orbital resort.

Neuromancer (1984)

Lucky Dragon ATM - an ATM with an attitude
An automatic teller machine with attitude.

All Tomorrow's Parties (1999)

Lunar Concrete
A building material using lunar dust or similar surface material as a main ingredient.

Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988)

Maas-Neotek Biochip
An integrated circuit chip (or equivalent) that provides hardware and firmware for creating a virtual entity.

Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988)

Magnetic Levitating Bed
A bed that hovers above the floor, with no visible means of suport.

Spook Country (2007)

Matrix - shared virtual reality
A shared virtual reality space; users project their consciousness into a representation of networked data.

Burning Chrome (1982)

Meat Puppet
A person with a neural cut out chip; the chip allows computer software to completely control their actions.

Neuromancer (1984)

Micro-Bachelor - downscale apartment
A small apartment carved out of an abandoned structure.

Idoru (1996)

Microsoft - the cool kind
A small piece of firmware inserted into the brain that provides data on a particular subject, or special features, for the user.

Neuromancer (1984)

Mimetic Polycarbon Suit - urban camouflage
Clothing made from a fiber that could change colors based on either recorded images or real-time picture input.

Neuromancer (1984)

Mirrorshades - Surgically Inset Glasses - why buy expensive frames?
Glasses that were implanted in the face of the wearer.

Neuromancer (1984)

Motion Capture Suit - lifetime motion capture
A tight fitting garment that uses sensors at various positions to record movement in space; can be used as the basis for computer graphic creations.

All Tomorrow's Parties (1999)

Nanofax - fax 3D objects, not flat ones
Send a copy of a three-dimensional object to a distant place.

All Tomorrow's Parties (1999)

Nanotech Buildings - built with fibers
Enormous buildings built with nanotech fibers.

Idoru (1996)

Neural Cut Out Chip - makes a meat puppet
An electronic device which, when implanted in the brain of the subject, allows software to take over that person's body..

Neuromancer (1984)

Nikon Eyes - cultivated eyes
Artificially cultivated eyes that can be transplanted to replace (or repair) your original pair.

Neuromancer (1984)

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