Queen of Angels by Greg Bear:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This novel is set in a near future (~2048) Earth; nanotechnology has transformed society. New therapies are available to virtually guarantee the creation of a large class of worker bees. Murder is almost unheard of, and when it occurs, only the best are chosen to solve the crime - "high naturals" - untherapied individuals. Great read. Select an invention:

Dustmice - tiny robot detectives
Tiny robotic sensors that police could set loose in a crime scene, looking for tiny clues.

Eloi - long lifers
People who have undergone treatments to extend their lives.

Home Manager - AI + Franklin Planner
A device that responds to verbal or other commands; serves as an intelligent telephone answering machine and other tasks.

Live Carpet - sensor fibers are self-cleaning
A carpet made of living fibers; the backing is a digestive system.

Monomol Mesh Armor - chain (molecule) mail
Material to protect selected areas that must bend (elbows, knees, and so forth).

 

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