Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Altered Carbon
by Richard Morgan

Remarkable first novel; this story is a winning sort of cyberpunk hard-boiled detective novel. Takeshi Kovacs is an Envoy, a soldier trained to withstand transfer from one body to the next. He is employed (“resleeved”) by a Meth (as in “Methuselah”) billionaire who was killed (and subsequently resleeved) and who wants to know how and why – never mind the plot summary, just read it. Highly recommended.

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Polymer Takes Cue From Glow Worms
   How many times have you opened a bag or other enclosure, only to find that you don't have enough light to be able to see what's inside? An Austrian company may have a solution.<

Unmanned Hotels Project By Itochu/Orico
   The impersonal hotel gets even more so; the Hotel Hendrix from Altered Carbon comes closer.

Light-Emitting Wallpaper From Jonas Samson
   This idea provides a uniquely artistic way of providing indoor lighting.

Planilum Light-Emitting Material
   Interesting invention is close to a material that is light-emitting in and of itself.

Robot Resorts In 50 Years?
   Can robots run hotels better than people? We may find out, says tourism expert.

Sensitile Terrazzo Tiles With Light-Channels
   This fascinating floor tile 'device' can redistribute incident light, or make use of fiber optic light channels with LED light.

'Mind Uploading' Issue Now Downloadable
   'The estimated duration of this model is five hundred thousand years...'

Needle Beam Propagates Without Spreading
   'Direct needlecast from here into a shielded stack...'

Glowing LumiLor-Coated Cycles From Sith CycleWerks
   Electroluminescent paint for your motorcycle.

Neural Implant To Treat Memory Loss
   'You've got remote storage. How regular is the update?'- Richard Morgan, 2003.

Will You Upload Your Mind Anytime Soon?
   And if so, how long will the copy last?

Save Your Brain's Connectome, Upload Yourself Elsewhere
   'You've got remote storage. How regular is the update?' - Richard Morgan, 2003.

Helios Modular Touch Screen Wall Lights
   'The walls and ceiling bore an irregular spacing of illuminum tiles...' - Richard Morgan, 2003.

Tesla Bot Humanoid 'Robot' Vs. Boston Dynamics Atlas Parkour Robot
   '...most jobs that require a human form are better done by those organic alternatives.' - Richard Morgan, 2003 is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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Live Stream With Meta-Ban Multimodal Smart Glasses
re: David Brin

'Autonomous' Waymo Improves Driving With Remote Human Operators
re: Charles Stross

Will Whales Be Our First Contact?
re: Murray Leinster

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