Tech we took from science fiction

Tech prophecies from sci-fi films, books, and TV shows that became reality.

By Patrick Miller, PCWorld |  Offbeat, popular science, robotics

Snow Crash / Second Life

Neal Stephenson’s cyberpunk novel Snow Crash takes place largely in the Internet, in a fully immersive virtual world called the Metaverse that’s an extension of real-life meatspace. Linden Labs built a Metaverse and called it Second Life, and people used it to sell virtual land for real money and have cybersex. Humanity, this is why we can’t have nice things.

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