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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The Living Tree House
re: Jack Vance
Flying Defibrillator Ambulance Drone
re: Frederik Pohl
High Fidelity Produces More Expressive Avatars!
re: Neal Stephenson
Physicists Build Repulsor / Tractor Beam
re: E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Will You Upload Your Mind Anytime Soon?
re: Richard Morgan
Students! NASA Wants To 3D Print Your Tool Design In Space!
re: Arthur C. Clarke
Amazing ARES Augmented Reality Sandbox
re: Stanislaw Lem
'3D Light Sculpture' Projected Directly Onto Retina
re: Pohl and Kornbluth
3D Printer Vending Machine Dispenses Dreams
re: William Gibson
Why Not Nurse Grandma With A Robot?
re: David Keller
Flock Of Minisats Will Image The Earth
re: Robert Silverberg
Should Robots Have Civil Rights?
re: Philip K. Dick
Robert Heinlein, Your Self-Driving Car Is Almost Ready!
re: Robert Heinlein
The Manned Maneuvering Unit Story
re: Gordon A. Giles
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