Steel Beach by John Varley:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Very absorbing novel; in this future, human beings have been expelled from the Earth and live in artificial habitats on other worlds. Very advanced technology and medicine make long life and almost any physical change in the body possible; anything can happen in this novel and mostly, it does. Not for children. Select an invention:

Direct Interface - cut NaturallySpeaking out of the loop

Handwriter - tattoo as output device

Hoverlimo - hovercraft for hire

Nanobot

Padloid - National Enquirer on your tablet PC

Readout Skin - Gutenberg gets tattoos

 

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