Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Heavy Weather
by Bruce Sterling

Very enjoyable story by Sterling; published in 1994. The Storm Troupe chases monster storms pounding the southwestern US, which has been laid waste by greenhouse effect changes.

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Prototype Jockey-Ridden Hopping Robot
   A new sport in the process of being born? You be the judge.

Precision Urban Hopper Robot Must 'Stick' Landings
   This robot has a piston actuated foot that lets it jump up to 25 feet in the air. And, yes, it was predicted by science fiction writers.

Precision Urban Hopper Leaps Fence Video
   This little leaping robot has a pretty cool video; yet another DARPA inspired project.

'Air Hopper' Robot Grasshopper
   This robot has some leaping ability, for use on uneven terrain.

Disney Hopping Robot, From Disney Research
   '...vast, unerring, twenty-meter leaps.' - Bruce Sterling, 1994.

Just Eat And Starship Bring You Food Via Robot
   '...its underside was studded with grilled sensors.' - Bruce Sterling, 1994.

Bitcoin Surges Again, To $7,000
   '... electronic, private cash, unbacked by any government, untraceable, completely anonymous.' - Bruce Sterling, 1994.

China Delivery Robot Development Quickens During COVID-2019 Outbreak
   'Something very much like a camouflage-painted kangaroo.' - Bruce Sterling, 1994.

Drones Used To Smuggle Contraband Into Prison
   'And some mega chip inside so it never runs into anything and no cop ever sees it.' - Bruce Sterling, 1994. 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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SliceIt! Why Not Teach Robots To Use Knives?
re: Anne McCaffrey

NYC/Dublin Portal Fails To Meet 'Guardian Of Forever' Standards
re: Gene Roddenberry

FLOAT Levitating Train On The Moon ala Clarke
re: Arthur C. Clarke

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