Virtual Light by William Gibson:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Set in California (well, NoCal and SoCal) in 2005, there is a lot of social upheaval (homeless people seize the San Francisco bay bridge for living space, television worship). A bicycle messenger turned pickpocket steals a set of high-tech sunglasses that can see into a special dataset; DatAmerica corporate types pursue. Select an invention:

Canola Oil - a cob in your tank

Chunker - non-violent weapon

Fractal Knife - more cutting surface

Hood Hologram

Separated At Birth Database

Stealth House - toxic dwellings

 

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in the News

Disney Keeps Backups Of Star Wars Franchise Actors
re: William Gibson
(10/16/2018)

Farming In Space Starts With Mycorrhiza
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/14/2018)

Jaguar I-Pace Audible Vehicle Alert System For EVs
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/12/2018)

Autonomous 'Fiberbots' Weave Large Structures
re: Charles Sheffield
(10/10/2018)

Birds Aren't Real - Wake Up, California! (With Bird Watching Guide)
re: Philip E. High
(10/8/2018)

Self-Healing Material Pulls Carbon Out Of The Air
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(10/6/2018)

IRL Glasses Block Screens, Limit Vision To Real Life
re: John Varley
(10/4/2018)

Testing The Single-Person Spacecraft
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(10/2/2018)

Shapeshifting Materials Transform By Light
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/29/2018)

Fully Automated Farm Iron Ox Hydroponics
re: Otfrid von Hanstein
(9/27/2018)

BrainNet Social Network Of Brains
re: Pournelle and Niven
(9/25/2018)

Phil Nuyttnn's City Under The Sea
re: Andre Laurie
(9/23/2018)

IONITY Opens First 10 Fast-Charging Stations
re: John Jacob Astor IV
(9/21/2018)

Superstrong Multilayer Metal-Graphene Composite Material
re: Frank Herbert
(9/19/2018)

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