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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Mobility Scooters Go Offroad
re: David H. Keller
(7/12/2016)

RAMST - Robotically Assembled Modular Space Telescope
re: Charles Sheffield
(7/11/2016)

Terminal Snooping At Bloomberg
re: Frank Herbert
(7/10/2016)

Will There Be A Digital Afterlife?
re: Samuel R. Delany
(7/9/2016)

ROCKY - Resistive Overload Combined With Kinetic Yo-Yo
re: Murray Leinster
(7/8/2016)

China Bans Self-Driving Car Testing
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(7/7/2016)

Robotic Lawnmower Fulfills SciFi Homeowner's Dreams
re: Clifford Simak
(7/6/2016)

7-Eleven Drone Delivers Chix Sandwich And Slurpee
re: H. Beam Piper
(7/5/2016)

Beta-Ti3Au Titanium-Gold Alloy Hardest Tissue-Compatible Metal
re: Various
(7/4/2016)

Solar Plane Circles The Globe
re: Roger Zelazny
(7/3/2016)

Audiobooks - Fastest Growing Format In Publishing
re: Stanislaw Lem
(7/2/2016)

SuperMeat - Crowdfunding Pohl/Kornbluth's Chicken Little
re: Pohl - Cornbluth
(7/1/2016)

Martian-Grown Food Might Be Fine
re: Andy Weir
(6/30/2016)

MARLO Robot Attempts Wave Field
re: Henry Slesar
(6/29/2016)

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