Tower of Glass by Robert Silverberg:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Interesting novel about a man who wishes to communicate with the stars. His wealth and future engineering talents bring about a soaring building constructed in the Arctic. Select an invention:

Jack In - first use of term
To open one's nervous system to a computer's virtual world.

Refrigeration Tape - ground cooling
A strip of material that can be used to keep large tracts of tundra nicely frozen.

Tower of Glass - SETI architecture
An enormous glass tower built to communicate outside the solar system.

Transmat - instant transport
A teleportation device.

 

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