Distraction by Bruce Sterling:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
This future Earth novel is set in 2044, and most of the government and social institutions that we think are eternal and unchangeable have gone to the dogs. Global warming, cheap computer power, increasingly irrelevant government - sound familiar? See at least one set of logical conclusions in this book. Select
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SCiO Scanner Wants You To Be Spock
re: Amitav Ghosh
Self-Adapting Composite Heals Itself
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
Rigid Clothing, Or Wearable Furniture?
re: Edmond Hamilton
Swarming Intelligent Aquatic Surface Robots Ahoy!
re: Stanislaw Lem
SuitX Cheap Medical Exoskeleton
re: Fritz Leiber
Harvesting Energy From Internal Resonance
re: John Jacob Astor
Sticker Harvests Energy From Your Skin
re: Frank Herbert
Twitter Sarcasm Detected By Computer
re: Arthur C. Clarke
Myo-Controlled Prosthetic Arm
re: Harry Harrison
Self-Driving Trucks For Netherlands' Ports
re: Poul Anderson
Google Should Name Roads After Science Fiction Authors
re: David H. Keller
Apple Ring: Finally, Engineers Want To Make My Finger Watch
re: HB Fyfe
First Flower Grown In Space Is Edible
re: Gene Roddenberry
Get Your Own 64 Channel, Dry-Electrode Brain-Computer Headset!
re: Philip K. Dick
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