The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

The novel takes place in a future Shanghai. Many different stories are woven together in this novel; the plot centers around a stolen supercomputer in the form of a small book, or Primer, created for a patron's daugher. Select an invention:

Aerostat Monitor - a small flying platform

Ballisticules - nanomachines throw their weight around

Chevaline - robotic horse

Clave - a suburban enclave

Cookie-Cutters - bomblets in your bloodstream

Dog Pod Grid - aerostat defensive maneuver

Fabricules - squeaky clean nanomachine

Filter Wheel - stepwise refinement

Freedom Machine - nanotech birth control

Immunocules - nanotechnology imitates life

Implanted Credit Card - wherever you want it to be

Jodie Grid

Lidar - radar with visible light

Lithocule - building block

Matter Compiler - stereolithography on steroids

Mediaglyphic - animated symbols

Mediatron - paper-thin LCD display

Mediatronic Display

Mite - very small machine helpers

Pedomotive - power stilts

Phantoscope (phenomenoscope) - see it all

Phased Acoustical Array - hear it all

Primer

Runcible - every page an LCD screen

Sights - skull gun crosshairs

'Sites - nanobots are your friends

Skullgun - cock cranium and fire

Sky-Eye

Smart Paper - thin-film transistor display

Smartcoral Reef - water purifying reef

Toner - dead nanobot bits

 

Technovelgy.com is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
Find
new authors and technologies - Shop for yourself, your library and your lab.

 

 

 

 

Science Fiction
in the News

Brick By Brick, Building Martian Bases
re: John W. Campbell
(6/13/2016)

SpotMini Robot Pierson's Puppeteer-Style
re: Larry Niven
(6/13/2016)

Elon Musk et. al. OpenAI Household Robot
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/12/2016)

BRUISE Smart Injury Detection Suit
re: Orson Scott Card
(6/11/2016)

Tesla Model S Is Also A Boat (Sort Of)
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/10/2016)

Promobot, The Runaway Russian Robot!
re: Michael Crichton
(6/9/2016)

Rowbot Small Autonomous Farm Robot
re: Larry Niven
(6/8/2016)

Amazon's Alexa To Recognize Emotions
re:
(6/7/2016)

Cool 'Single-Person Spaceships' Have Better SF Name
re: Larry Niven
(6/6/2016)

First Robot Suicide Has Science Fiction Roots
re: Eando Binder
(6/5/2016)

First US Clinical Trial For Wearable Artificial Kidney
re: Philip K. Dick
(6/4/2016)

Open Bionics To Produce Deus Ex Prosthetic Designs
re: Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal
(6/3/2016)

Human-Carrying Drone Taxi 184 Approved For Test Flights
re: James Blish
(6/2/2016)

Skating On Mars' Frozen Pools
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/1/2016)

More SF in the News

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.