John Barnes:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
John Barnes (b. 1957), sf author with a side interest in semiotics, has written more than a dozen novels. The Million Open Doors series is perhaps his best known work.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

AIRE - reverse engineering software
A piece of software that can break through encryption to determine exactly how a compiled program accomplishes its tasks.

Mother of Storms (1994)

Concrete Boxes - U-Stor-U
Self storage for your body - living space designed for people who spend most of their time ignoring their surroundings anyway.

Earth Made of Glass (1998)

Emblok - MP3 player for memories
A device that imparts memories into the regrown brain, just like uploading content into a computer's random access memory.

Earth Made of Glass (1998)

Flatscreen Movie - old-fashioned 2D entertainment
Like holographic or three-dimensional recordings, but showing only two dimensions.

Orbital Resources (1991)

Folding Computer Terminal
A foldable pocket computer.

The Merchants of Souls (2002)

Psypyx - will your memories wind up on Kazaa?
A way of gathering and recording mental impressions.

Earth Made of Glass (1998)

XV - share your thoughts
Allows anyone to directly experience another person's conscious awareness.

Mother of Storms (1994)

XV Wedge - let me entertain you
A piece of entertainment that consists of edited real experience.

Mother of Storms (1994)


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