Science Fiction in the News Articles
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Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow (b. 1971) is a Canadian sf writer and blogger. Raised in an activist household, he worked in the nuclear disarmament movement as a teen. He writes full-time (as of 2006); he is also a Fellow of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. His first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, was the first novel released under the then-new Creative Commons license system.

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:

Students Surveilled By School Phone Apps
   Cheer up, students. '...cracking my SchoolBook had been easy.' - Cory Doctorow, 2008.
ParanoidLinux Escaping From Doctorow Book 'Little Brother'
   Interesting idea from Doctorow's novel may be seen in the wild sometime this year.
Spy Satellite Gait Analysis ID's You
   Amazing technical development may make routine identification possible from orbit.
Marauder's Map From RFID Plus Social Networking
   Thanks to the Open Attendee Meta-Data (OpenAMD) system and, a version of the HP Marauder's Map will come to life.
Newspapers Doomed - SF Writers
   Do you think that newspapers have a future? SF writers aren't so sure; Cory Doctorow is just the latest.
The Whuffie Bank: Reputation-Based Currency
   This new startup will track your online reputation for you.
Doctorow's SchoolBook Computers Created By Australian Govt
   Waving a red flag in front of the world's hackers, the New South Wales schools will be handing out 'unhackable' computers to high school students.
School Surveillance Via Student Laptop Webcams
   Cory Doctorow alerted us to this possibility - and provides the solution.
Woolim DPRK Surveillance Tablet And Doctorow's 'Schoolbook'
   '...cracking my SchoolBook had been easy.' Take heed, North Koreans!
Chinese Watrix Gait Recognition Watching You Always
   '... those pesky gait-recognition cameras.' - Cory Doctorow, 2008.
China Social Credit System Like State-Run Whuffie
   'At least there was no mandatory Whuffie check on the monorail platform...' - Cory Doctorow, 2003.
Answer To Teacher Spying And Student Surveillance? ParanoidLinux!
   'ParanoidLinux is an operating system that assumes that its operator is under assault from the government...' - Cory Doctorow, 2008. 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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