Virtual Light by William Gibson:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Set in California (well, NoCal and SoCal) in 2005, there is a lot of social upheaval (homeless people seize the San Francisco bay bridge for living space, television worship). A bicycle messenger turned pickpocket steals a set of high-tech sunglasses that can see into a special dataset; DatAmerica corporate types pursue. Select an invention:

Canola Oil - a cob in your tank

Chunker - non-violent weapon

Fractal Knife - more cutting surface

Hood Hologram

Separated At Birth Database

Stealth House - toxic dwellings

 

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NASA's Electric Motor Scooter
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