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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Soft Caterpillar Robot Powered By Light
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re: Larry Niven
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re: EB White
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re: George Lucas
(8/14/2016)

Self-Healing Textiles! Say Goodbye To Torn Jeans
re: JG Ballard
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Fleets Of Ford Autonomous Cars In 5 Years
re: Allan Dean Foster
(8/12/2016)

Electric Head Patch Helps PTSD Patients
re: Robert Sheckley
(8/11/2016)

MEDi Robot Calms The Nervous Patient
re: Anne McCaffrey
(8/10/2016)

NASA's Interplanetary Internet DTN
re: George O. Smith
(8/9/2016)

Superior Morals For Autonomous Cars
re: Keith Laumer
(8/8/2016)

Housekeeping Robots Easy To Imagine, Tough To Make
re: Robert Heinlein
(8/7/2016)

Augmented Reality On Construction Sites
re: Niven and Barnes
(8/6/2016)

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