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 an invention:

Bambakias Hotel - help it come into being

Bugged Money - money rigged for surveillance

Infowar Operation

Junkbot - spamachine

Netwar - communications warfare

Profile Sniffers - sifting the web

Smart Bike

Talking Tape - smart as a brick

 

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Science Fiction
in the News

Google AI 'Deep Dreams' Kubrick's 2001
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(6/29/2015)

The BLITAB: First Tactile Tablet for Blind People
re: Various
(6/28/2015)

Why, Oh Why, Must We Develop Robots That Run Faster Than I Do?
re: Neal Stephenson
(6/27/2015)

Golf Robot Putts Out
re: Frederik Pohl
(6/26/2015)

Computer Finds Cancer Doctors Miss
re: Larry Niven
(6/25/2015)

Would Robot Taxis Ease Carbon Emissions?
re: Philip K. Dick
(6/24/2015)

Brainwaves As Biometric Identification
re: Philip K. Dick
(6/23/2015)

What-If Machine Concocts Creative Premises
re: George Orwell
(6/22/2015)

Underwater Balloon Gardens
re: Gregory Benford
(6/21/2015)

Storing 1 Zettabyte In 10 Grams
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/20/2015)

Laser-Powered Spacecraft To Explore The Solar System
re: Niven/Pournelle
(6/19/2015)

Skin Chair For That 'Sitting On A Fat Guy' Feeling
re: Frank Herbert
(6/18/2015)

Pneumatic Micro-Tentacles Kidnapping Ants
re: H.G. Wells
(6/17/2015)

Bee Narcs To Perform Drug 'Stings'
re: Philip K. Dick
(6/16/2015)

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