Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Hounds of Hell
by Keith Laumer

('A Plague of Demons' by Keith Laumer)

A longer version of this story was published as a novel called A Plague of Demons by Pocket Books in 1965.

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:

GM OnStar Will Soon Let Police Stop Your Car
   Is this new feature a good idea, or a security nightmare? What if the OnStar operator shut down the wrong car - like yours - by mistake?

Australasian Intelligent Speed Adaptation Initiative - Big Road Brother
   Surveillance is one thing; automated ticketing another. But actually stopping a vehicle automatically?

Texting UK Police May Control Your Car
   This technology may be familiar to fans of Greg Bear.

Human Brains For Robots?
   In science fiction, it's usually space aliens who decide to use human brains to run things. However, in the real present it's the humans who are working on it.

OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown Foils Carjacker
   Predicted by several science fiction writers starting in the 1960's, this device has been tested in the field. And it works.

Take Control Of Cars Wirelessly
   You think you have complete control over your car - but for how long?

RF Safe-Stop Shuts Cars Off
   '...a police control-override.'- Keith Laumer, 1965.

Hackers Can Take Control Of Cars From Anywhere In The World
   'The car faltered as the external command came to brake...' - Keith Laumer, 1965.

A Kill Switch For Your Car?
   'The car faltered as the external command came to brake...' - Keith Laumer, 1965. 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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Ulm Sleep Pods For The Homeless
re: Larry Niven

Prophetic Offers Lucid Dreaming Halo With Morpheus-1 AI
re: Peter Watts

More Like A Tumblebug Than A Motorcycle
re: Robert Heinlein

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