Oath of Fealty by Jerry Pournelle (w/L. Niven):
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Excellent novel by Niven and Pournelle. It deals with the problems inherent in running a very large city that is contained all in one building - an arcology. Great plot and characters, this novel also explores and compares the differences between feudal systems and modern democratic ones. Select an invention:

Briefcase Console - the original notebook computer

Communications Implant - I think therefore I network

Iceberg Water Tub - fresh water mountain

Mechanical Mole - Underground vehicle

Monitored In-Home Security Camera

Robot Probes (Arr-twos) - remote-controlled eyes and ears

Telepresence Bulldozer - robotics for remote operation

Todos Santos Independency - maximize your green space

 

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