Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash becomes real: SecondLife provides a virtual world, “land” you can lease, an economy, and tools to build things.
Not to mention the Origami/Ultra mobile computer thingy sounds like the perfect platform for the Primer in Stephenson’s The Diamond Age.
Don’t know what I’m talking about? Get thee to a bookshop, philistine.
I’m not interested until I can get a nuke that’s triggered to explode when my heart stops beating.
Gotta love Neal Stephenson.