Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Excellent near-future novel by Vernor Vinge. A recovering Alzheimer's patient slowly regains his wits in the San Diego of 2025. A poet, he learns to adapt to a world in which real and virtual blend perfectly. Select an invention:

Answerboard - good name for it

Browser Paper - one page IE

Camera Tunnel

House-of-Cards Construction

Librareome Project

Navicloud Custom Debinder

Wearables (Wearable Computers) - embroidered circuits

 

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