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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Zap Space Debris With Telescope Laser On ISS
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re: Philip K. Dick
(4/23/2015)

Velkess Energy Storage System (It's A Flexible Flywheel!)
re: Paolo Bacigalupi
(4/17/2015)

Performance Enhancing Drugs - In Gaming?
re: Various
(4/16/2015)

Automated Treadmill Adjusts To Your Pace
re: David Brin
(4/15/2015)

Mr. Anderton, Beware This Long-Range Iris Scanner
re: Steven Spielberg
(4/14/2015)

Mini Statues Of You From 3D Images
re: Jack Vance
(4/13/2015)

'Forever' Camera Powered By Its Own Images
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/12/2015)

Robot Chef Makes Thousands Of Dinners
re: Anthony Boucher
(4/11/2015)

Revault Wearable Private Cloud Is Too Vaporous
re: Dan Simmons
(4/10/2015)

Spacex Sticks Landing! But Neglects Lateral Forces
re: Various
(4/9/2015)

Lumo Projector Turns Kids Rooms Into Bradbury's Veldt
re: Ray Bradbury
(4/8/2015)

Ground Control Space Beer
re: Michael Crichton
(4/7/2015)

Google Wants To Give Orders To Robot Armies
re: George Lucas
(4/6/2015)

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