Neuromancer by William Gibson:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Remarkable first novel won the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award. The novel kicks off the cyberpunk movement in earnest with the story of Case, a computer hacker unable to practice his trade because his brain was burned out by a former client. He is hired to commit a daring act of computer theft by a new client who is not what he (or it) seems. Select an invention:

Computer-Created Dub

Construct - persona in software

Electromagnetic Shotgun - take out an AI

Freeside Orbital Resort

ICE (intrusion countermeasures electronics) - anti-hacker

Image-Amps

Implanted Microprocessor Monitor

JAL Shuttle

Joeboy (Muscle Grafts) - got muscles?

Kuang Grade Mark Eleven Penetration Program

Low-Gravity Velodrome

Meat Puppet

Microsoft - the cool kind

Mimetic Polycarbon Suit - urban camouflage

Mirrorshades - Surgically Inset Glasses - why buy expensive frames?

Neural Cut Out Chip - makes a meat puppet

Nikon Eyes - cultivated eyes

Panther Modern

Privacy Screen

Repair Drone

Robot Crab - robot gardener

Selected Melanin Boosting - designer tan

SimStim - playback your internal experience

Talking Head - retro output device

Temporary Quarters - interior tents

Toothbud Transplant - implanted teeth

Tug Space-going version of the ocean vehicle

Vat Grown Meat - no animals harmed

Wintermute

 

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