Earth by David Brin:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Fascinating novel of a future earth set in 2038. Among the many interesting features of this novel is the constant presence of a global data network that sounds like it will be ready long before 2038. Excellent read. Select an invention:

Anti-Onc Cream - cancer remedy

Autosecretary (Autosec) - clipping service for the net

Bee Zapper - Star Wars for bugs

Citizen Journalism - silence dogood lives!

Data-Retrieval Programs - ferrets, hounds, foxes and badgers

Dozer - cadge some O2

E-Document Distribution - step up to the kiosk

EmilyPost - checks for flames

Filter Program - live in your own world

Garbage Mine - there's gold in them heaps

Genetic Ark - conserve the genome

Lawyer Program - AI goes to the dark side

Magnus-Effect Ambulance - sidewise force

Mammontelephas - baby mammoths

Oxygen Hip Flask - just a quick nip

Personal Cache - a digital safety deposit box

Portable Ident-Plate - quick prints

Predictions Registry - if you're sure

Reading Plaque - ultrathin display

Sonomagnetic Fabric - listen with your shirt

Subvocal Input Device - under your breath

Sunshade-Photocell Collector

True-Vu Lenses (Goggles) - sneak a peek

Vivisector - software deconstruction

 

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