Greg Bear:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Greg Bear was born in 1951 in San Diego, California. He completed his first short story at age 10; at 15 he sold his first science fiction story. To date, he has won two Hugo Awards and five Nebula awards (one of only two authors to have won a Nebula in all categories). His many novels include Blood Music, Eon, Darwin's Radio and Quantico.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Cranial Amplified Programming CAP
An aid to learning, which you apply directly to your skull.

Killing Titan (2015)

Automated Sentry - automatic face recognition
A biometric device that scans facial features for identification.

Darwin's Children (2003)

Biologics - organic computing
A computer that is made of organic (biological) components, rather than inorganic materials like silicon.

Blood Music (1984)

Bubble-Gum Pylon
Device used to capture entire vehicles in car chases.

Quantico (2007)

Centipede
Perfect craft for crawling through slushy, frozen lakes - on Titan.

Killing Titan (2015)

Cop Block - patrol officer's friend
A device that allows law enforcement officers to shut down the engine of a suspect's car or truck.

Quantico (2007)

Cosmoline (Warm Sleep)
Special gel that offers healing and hibernation for space travelers.

War Dogs (2014)

Dattoo
A data exchange device worn on the skin like a tattoo.

Mariposa (2009)

Dustmice - tiny robot detectives
Tiny robotic sensors that police could set loose in a crime scene, looking for tiny clues.

Queen of Angels (1990)

Eloi - long lifers
People who have undergone treatments to extend their lives.

Queen of Angels (1990)

E-paper Hologram
A cover image that really pops out at the viewer.

Darwin's Children (2003)

EPR Phone
Telephony that uses quantum effects for transmission - and is therefore the ultimate in anti-eavesdropping technology.

Mariposa (2009)

E-Sheet - disposable LCD displays
A disposable medium for reading electronic messages.

Darwin's Children (2003)

Home Manager - AI + Franklin Planner
A device that responds to verbal or other commands; serves as an intelligent telephone answering machine and other tasks.

Queen of Angels (1990)

Ideator - gene identification
A computer device specifically made to help model genes and proteins for identification.

Darwin's Children (2003)

Intellectual Cell - cellular computing
A smart lymphocyte; a cell with enhanced capacity for memory, understanding and communication.

Blood Music (1984)

Little Bird - surveillance drone (UAV)
A remote-control "eye-in-the-sky" miniature drone plane (UAV).

Darwin's Children (2003)

Live Carpet - sensor fibers are self-cleaning
A carpet made of living fibers; the backing is a digestive system.

Queen of Angels (1990)

Max Detention (Virtual Counsel) - I ob-b-b-b-ject!
A software implementation of a lawyer; an artificially intelligent legal advisor.

Quantico (2007)

Medically Applicable Biochip - a microarray
A computer formed of organic components that is used for a medical purpose.

Blood Music (1984)

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