Anathem by Neal Stephenson:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Fascinating novel by Stephenson details the lives of scientist monastics; centuries of scholastic arguments by nerd avouts take place against a background of the rise and fall of civilizations. Vast clocks set the pace for the intervals at which the avouts interact with the rest of the world. Until something unexpected happens. Select an invention:

Allswell

Blithe

Fuel Tree

Kinagram - moving letters

Photomnemonic Tablet - blank recording slate

Spine-Clamp - restraint bolt for humans

 

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re: Harry Harrison
(10/13/2019)

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re: Neal Stephenson
(10/11/2019)

Tap Strap 2 Now With Air Mouse
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/9/2019)

Legal Profession Now Fairly Bristling With AI
re: David Brin
(10/7/2019)

Entire Planet Modeled In New MS Flight Sim
re: Neal Stephenson
(10/5/2019)

FlyZoo Robot Hotel By Alibaba
re: Harry Harrison
(10/3/2019)

Implanted Memories Provide Songs To Birds
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/1/2019)

Robot Tuna Swims As Fast As Nature's Tuna
re: Michael Swanwick
(9/29/2019)

Shapeshifter Robot Is Comprised Of Cobots
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/27/2019)

Google Commits To Fighting Deepfakes
re: Bruce Sterling
(9/25/2019)

China Accused Of Harvesting Organs From Unwanted Groups
re: Larry Niven
(9/23/2019)

Osmiridium Sounds Like Science Fiction (But It's Not!)
re: Jack Vance
(9/21/2019)

When Will We See The First Space Hotel?
re: Jack Williamson
(9/19/2019)

SpaceX Starhopper Has Flash Gordon Style
re: Various
(9/17/2019)

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