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


Implanted Microprocessor Monitor

JAL Shuttle

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?

Muscle Graft - got muscles?

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

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re: Poul Anderson

Airnest Drone Flight Logging Tool
re: Jack Williamson

Untethered Drone Gets Wireless Power
re: Robert Heinlein

ESA Plans Akon Projectile To Europa ala Jules Verne
re: Jules Verne

Transparent OLED TV By Panasonic
re: HG Wells

Shape-Memory Metal Transforms Millions Of Times
re: Samuel R. Delany

Advertising Drones Hover Over Traffic In Mexico
re: Jeff Noon

How Can Amazon Patent A Voice-Controlled Drone?
re: Karen Traviss

'North Sense' Wearable Piercing From Cyborg Nest
re: Samuel R. Delany

proCover Smart Sock Prosthetic Limb Enhancement
re: Roger Zelazny

Robots And AIs Will Replace Humans At 7 Percent Of U.S. Jobs
re: Robert Heinlein

Human Doctors Still Better Than Computers
re: Larry Niven

FEDOR Humanoid Robot To Join Russians In Space
re: Various

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