Biofab labs, Worldwide
‘Adjusted algae’, genetically engineered by community biofab laboratories around the world, designed to produce petroleum.
Disaster kit containing transceiver for locating survivors and exchanging information. Later repurposed to create private mesh networks during protests and strikes.
Rio de Janeiro/Seattle
A self-help app for smartphones that provided users with online and real world exercises to become happy and successful. Downloaded over 100 million times.
A necklace paired with cheap low resolution augmented reality glasses that allows users to communicate secretly and silently.
Introduced the concept of ‘cognitive entanglement’, accelerated the development of distributed co-ordinated physical behaviour, and set off a minor moral panic.
Mass-market robot toy, controllable by outsourced remote puppeteers to entertain children around the world.
San Jose, California, USA
Streams location data and ambient sound to authorities.
Deployed as a response to massive overcrowding and budget overruns in California, and used on low risk offenders.