Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

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Data Haven - an alternative web host
A place where data that cannot legally be kept can be stashed for later use; an offshore web host.

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Digital Running Shoes - just measure it
Shoes with a digital readout showing performance.

High Tech Trash Can - every beach should have one
The future of waste management.

Inert Resin - resinous coatings
A special coating that eliminates maintenance on marine structures.

Jackleg - dodge the data cops
Moving data around to avoid detection or capture.

Scop - the future of food?
Protein grown in bacteria-filled vats.

Steel Drugs - in a tank
A name for recreational chemicals that were entirely synthetic.

Video-Glasses - see in all directions at once
Special light-gathering elements allowed the end user to see omni-directionally.

Videoshades - be sure to get wraparound style
Sunglasses that let you watch what you want.

Watchphone
A combination cell phone and wrist watch.

 

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