The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

The novel takes place in a future Shanghai. Many different stories are woven together in this novel; the plot centers around a stolen supercomputer in the form of a small book, or Primer, created for a patron's daugher. Select an invention:

Aerostat Monitor - a small flying platform

Ballisticules - nanomachines throw their weight around

Chevaline - robotic horse

Clave - a suburban enclave

Cookie-Cutters - bomblets in your bloodstream

Dog Pod Grid - aerostat defensive maneuver

Fabricules - squeaky clean nanomachine

Filter Wheel - stepwise refinement

Freedom Machine - nanotech birth control

Immunocules - nanotechnology imitates life

Implanted Credit Card - wherever you want it to be

Jodie Grid

Lithocule - building block

Matter Compiler - stereolithography on steroids

Mediaglyphic - animated symbols

Mediatron - paper-thin LCD display

Mediatronic Display

Mite - very small machine helpers

Nanomachine Lidar - radar with visible light

Nurse Drone

Pedomotive - power stilts

Phantoscope (phenomenoscope) - see it all

Phased Acoustical Array - hear it all

Primer

Runcible - every page an LCD screen

Sights - skull gun crosshairs

'Sites - nanobots are your friends

Skullgun - cock cranium and fire

Sky-Eye

Smart Paper - thin-film transistor display

Smartcoral Reef - water purifying reef

Toner - dead nanobot bits

 

Technovelgy.com is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
Find
new authors and technologies - Shop for yourself, your library and your lab.

 

 

 

 

Science Fiction
in the News

Nobe 3-Wheel Electric Vehicle Parking Like I, Robot
re: Robert Heinlein
(7/9/2019)

Michelin Self-Sealing Tires On Ford's Explorer
re: Jack Williamson
(7/7/2019)

Mushroom Eats Plastic, Saves Planet
re: Michael Crichton
(7/5/2019)

Juggalo Face Paint Disrupts Facial Recognition
re: Neal Stephenson
(7/3/2019)

Mojipic Smart Voice Vehicle Emojis
re: Various
(7/1/2019)

Unusual Twist On Woman Dates Robot
re: Manly Wade Wellman
(6/29/2019)

BrainNet Triple Telepathic Gaming Threat
re: Philip K. Dick
(6/27/2019)

AVAS Noisemakers Required For EVs By EU
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/25/2019)

Pun Generation Via Neural Nets
re: William Tenn
(6/23/2019)

Blood Battery Robotic Fish
re: Michael Swanwick
(6/21/2019)

Lightyear One Solar-Powered Electric Car (Design By Heinlein)
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/19/2019)

'Agression Detectors' Don't Work When Spying On Students
re: Anne McCaffrey
(6/17/2019)

Mining Of Golden Asteroid Foretold In 1898 Science Fiction
re: Garrett P. Serviss
(6/15/2019)

Miners! NASA Wants To License RASSOR Excavator
re: Ray Cummings
(6/13/2019)

More SF in the News

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.