Earth Made of Glass by John Barnes:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This book is a sequel to A Million Open Doors; it is a novel of a distant human future. Human beings inhabit hundreds of planets scattered around the galaxy; they have lost touch with each other over the millenia. After long cultural and economic isolation, someone needs to help these different cultures learn to live with each other. Select an invention:

Concrete Boxes - U-Stor-U
Self storage for your body - living space designed for people who spend most of their time ignoring their surroundings anyway.

Emblok - MP3 player for memories
A device that imparts memories into the regrown brain, just like uploading content into a computer's random access memory.

Psypyx - will your memories wind up on Kazaa?
A way of gathering and recording mental impressions.

 

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