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Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

A wildly imaginative novel, out-of-control sentient robots start creating their own humans. Not a children's book. Select an invention:

Boppers - robots do their own thing
Self-reproducing robots; they did not obey Asimov's laws for robots (or any other man-made rules).

Flickercladding - light emission and absorption
A covering that allowed robots to absorb incident light or emit light, as needed.

Heartshirt - wear your pulse on your sleeve
A shirt that was able to detect heart sounds and display associated colors.

People-Mover
A fixed mode of transporting people outside; and, they get to sit down.

Twist-Box - hack your own reality
A device that scrambles your sensory input, providing you with a different kind of experience.

Vizzyprint - phone printer
A printer attached to a video phone.

Week Trees - quick bonsai
Specially engineered bonsai that could grow in a week, instead of decades.

 

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