Accelerando by Charles Stross:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Wild ride from Stross; covers three generations of extreme technological change. The author puts his money where his character Manfred's mouth is by offering you free copies of the book on a set of pdfs. Follow the Amazon link to pick them up. Select an invention:

Computronium - nanocomputers by the handful
Intelligent matter; nanocomputing processors masquerading as ordinary material.

Dumb Matter
Ordinary matter, with no nano-value added.

Lobster AI - brain scanned expert system
Scan a lobster brain, get a learning machine.

Motorized Combat Boots - quick in a crowd
Russian army-surplus self-propelled footgear.

Starwisp - tiny interstellar probe
An small interstellar probe using a light-sail for propulsion.

 

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