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by Vernor Vinge

Wonderful novella-length story that kicked off the cyberpunk era in science fiction. Roger Pollack (aka Mr. Slippery) is a "warlock" of what came to be called cyberspace. He is asked to stop a member of his group who is trying to take over the real world through the datanet. Vinge's prescience in this story is remarkable.

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ARPANET Turns 30
   The ARPANET (Advanced Research Project Agency NETwork) turns thirty this week. The original network was used to pioneer many of the techniques and protocols we take for granted on the Internet.

Sony Patents Ultrasound Brain Beam Matrix
   Now entertainment giant Sony has patented a method of beaming an artificial world of experience - The Matrix - directly into your brain using ultrasound.

Japanese Researchers Jack Halfway Into The Matrix
   It appears that we are getting much closer to implementing that consensual hallucination known as the Matrix.

Sansar Social Virtual Reality Platform In 2017?
   'And just as a daydreamer forgets his actual surroundings, and sees other realities...' - Vernor VInge, 1981.

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in the News

Fungi-Infused Concrete Repairs Itself
re: J.G. Ballard
(1/14/2018)

Shiftwear Display Shoes
re: Bruce Sterling
(1/13/2018)

NASA SEXTANT First With X-Ray Nav In Space
re: Harry Harrison
(1/12/2018)

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