Charles Stross:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Charles Stross started writing sf at the age of 12. He has worked in a variety of jobs, including pharmacist, freelance journalist (lots about perl and linux) and technical author. His first professional sale was "The Boys" in 1986. Born in Leeds, England in 1964, he currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Airboarding
Typing in thin air to input characters into a computer.

Halting State (2007)

Blacknet - antisocial networking
An antisocial networking site.

Halting State (2007)

Causality-violation Device (or Weapon)
Any of a variety of technologies intended to exploit time travel as a weapon.

Singularity Sky (2003)

Computronium - nanocomputers by the handful
Intelligent matter; nanocomputing processors masquerading as ordinary material.

Accelerando (2005)

CopSpace - MySpace for police, and then some
A virtual location for police lifelogs, official communications, paperwork, informational databases and evidence of all kinds.

Halting State (2007)

Driverless Drones - AIs assist
One remote supervisor can drive a half-dozen drones, with some computer assistance.

Halting State (2007)

Dumb Matter
Ordinary matter, with no nano-value added.

Accelerando (2005)

Lifelog - life record
A life record made constantly.

Halting State (2007)

Lobster AI - brain scanned expert system
Scan a lobster brain, get a learning machine.

Accelerando (2005)

Memory Diamond - high density storage
Very dense memory storage.

Iron Sunrise (2004)

Motorized Combat Boots - quick in a crowd
Russian army-surplus self-propelled footgear.

Accelerando (2005)

Overlay Specs
Glasses that provide an additional feature; an overlay that lets you see information and graphics along with the real-world view.

Halting State (2007)

Slow Gun - past defenses
Device shoots slow projectiles that use neurotoxin.

Singularity Sky (2003)

SPOOKS - go on a LARP for a lark
A live-action role playing (LARP) game that lets ordinary people play at being secret agents.

Halting State (2007)

Starwisp - tiny interstellar probe
An small interstellar probe using a light-sail for propulsion.

Accelerando (2005)

Virtual World Theft - faux thievery
A method of stealing or reassigning ownership to items of value in virtual worlds.

Halting State (2007)


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