Cloak of Anarchy by Larry Niven:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This is a great story; it is also a short read. If you want, you can read Cloak of Anarchy online on Larry Niven's website. It has interesting technology, and an interesting discussion about human responsibility and the state of anarchy. Select an invention:

Copseyes - a surveillance drone
A small floating "eye-in-the-sky" surveillance drone used by police in an extensive park.

Implant-Watch - this is so cool
Subcutaneous timepiece; uses patterns of colored lights to show the time.

King's Free Park - a long narrow park
A park in which anarchy reigned; a very long, narrow park.

 

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