Millenium by John Varley:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This novel gives the reader quite a ride. Time-travelers from the future saving humanity by figuring out how to pull passengers off doomed planes before they crash? Varley excels at alternating the normal world that we know with a very convincing future history. Select an invention:

Big Computer - wide-screen Jehovah

Cerebral Microprocessors

Gnome - built into life support

No Human Programmers

People-Sorter - catalog them quickly

Post Office - special package delivery

Revitalizer Console. - perk up your bloodstream

Sherman

Skinsuit

Skull Alarm

Speedcap - late? Go ballistic!

Time Capsule - time traveler's use them

Timepress - time in a bottle

Twonky - trashes the time stream

Wimp - body without a mind

Wimp Vault

 

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