AJ and Jen talk about the technology in the “In Death” series: what Nora got right, what Nora got wrong, and what we’re not sure about yet.
Voice Commands – Alexa/Siri
AutoChef – Tovala Oven
Drying Tubes – Tornado Body Dryer
PPC (Personal Palm Computer) – Though, Palm Computing had come out with their first generation of Palm Pilots in 1996, So not much of a stretch.
Droids in menial positions. (again, not much of a stretch)
Seal-It – Several brands of “invisible glove” solutions are on the market now like Ghost Glove
VR goggles (already been around for several years before the series started)
Holo-Rooms: Euclideon Holographics – Jen wonders if a tactile Holoroom, where you can actually feel and interact with things would work. AJ talks about news stories she’s seen where that technology is actually in development. See: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/78xa5x/how-haptics-make-holograms-you-can-touch
Hologram meetings – DVE Holograms
No text messaging in first several books
Palm Prints: Should be facial recognition?
Still having big, clunky computers
Compuguard? Or is that under “we don’t know about that yet”?
Stunners – We do have some companies making “wireless” tasers now, but it will still shoot a dart into a victim. No “laser” style tasers yet, though China has in development a weapon (ZKZM-500) that can shoot a laser beam that burns things.
Something like the Olympus Resort in space – Aurora Station
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