All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

The main character of this book has a remarkable capacity; he is able to discern key events in the endless streams of data that are available. This story revolves around the difficulties that this character encounters when it becomes clear that knowledge of these key events, or nodal points, is of great value. This book has fascinating characters, including Rei Toi, the computer-generated personality. Select an invention:

Belt Sword - bendable weapon

Bohemias - a cultural incubator

Chain Gun - fires chains

GPS Sunglasses - you are here

Graffiti-Eating Finish - never wash those walls again

Interactive Video Column - see the world -- from convenience stores?

Lucky Dragon ATM - an ATM with an attitude

Motion Capture Suit - lifetime motion capture

Nanofax - fax 3D objects, not flat ones

Palm Scan - the big print

Smart Tag - sneaky graffiti

Snake Contact Lens - get that reptilian look

 

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