If it appears as a photospread in Wired, then it's bound to be a plot-critical location in a William Gibson novel.
begging for an epidemic of teenaged boys getting the bends/nitrogen narcosis
You know what? I'm wrong. The Janjaap Ruijssenaars maglev bed doesn't seem to have appeared in Wired prior to its cameo in Pattern Recognition. That's always been my go-to example for Gibson cribbing from real life in his Blue Ant novels, so thanks for getting me to check my sources.
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