Bruce Sterling:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Bruce Sterling (b. 1954) is known both for his novels and for the Mirrorshades anthology, which defined the cyberpunk genre for many readers. In 2005 he became 'visionary in residence' at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Bambakias Hotel - help it come into being
A hotel that wants to exist! It just needs a little help.

Distraction (1998)

Bugged Money - money rigged for surveillance
American cash with embedded listening devices.

Distraction (1998)

Circumlunar - home with lunar views
A large space habitat orbiting the moon.

Schismatrix (1985)

Composite Expert System - interface with a heart
Intelligent teaching software - a computer interface with a heart.

Twenty Evocations (1984)

Contact Venom
A poison that is absorbed through the skin.

Twenty Evocations (1984)

Data Haven - an alternative web host
A place where data that cannot legally be kept can be stashed for later use; an offshore web host.

Islands in the Net (1988)

Deceleration Paste - antidote for deceleration trauma
Antidote for deceleration trauma.

Schismatrix (1985)

Didge-Ital -

Islands in the Net (1988)

Digital Running Shoes - just measure it
Shoes with a digital readout showing performance.

Islands in the Net (1988)

Dope Mule Robot - fast delivery in a pinch
A metal sphere that propels itself with a single piston-like foot.

Heavy Weather (1994)

Electronic Cash
A digital currency, like Bitcoin.

Heavy Weather (1994)

Exoskeleton - a military exoskeleton
Fighting suit

A Good Old-Fashioned Future (1999)

Flexible Car Map
A nonrigid map that extrudes from the dashboard of a car when needed.

Heavy Weather (1994)

High Tech Trash Can - every beach should have one
The future of waste management.

Islands in the Net (1988)

Inert Resin - resinous coatings
A special coating that eliminates maintenance on marine structures.

Islands in the Net (1988)

Infowar Operation
Making use of various means to disrupt the enemy's military and civilian information networks.

Distraction (1998)

Jackleg - dodge the data cops
Moving data around to avoid detection or capture.

Islands in the Net (1988)

Junkbot - spamachine
An automated email program that specializes in sending junk mail (spam)

Distraction (1998)

Mechanist Drogue

Schismatrix (1985)

Netwar - communications warfare
Making use of various means to disrupt the enemy's military and civilian information networks.

Distraction (1998)

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