The Computer Connection by Alfred Bester:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Remarkable book; the author sees it as a flawed work, but it shines all the way through with his wit and insight. The story centers around a small group of people who become effectively immortal. One of their group begins killing the others (possible with enough trauma); the group pulls together to get the criminal.

His use of 3D projection commercials was particularly prescient - he clearly visualized what you saw in the 2004 movie Minority Report in 1974. Select an invention:

Flesh Gun

Harvesting Saturn's Rings

Molemen

Projection - be in two places at once

Projection Commercials - 3D advertisements

Skull Bug - implanted RFID monitor

Time Dingbat - time machine welfare

 

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