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World's First Autonomous Tram In Germany
What's it like for autonomous trams when they're turned off at night? (re: Isaac Asimov)

Sleeep PRO Earplug For Maximum Rest
'Merton... placed the electrodes of the sleep-inducer on his forehead.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1963. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Inspired By Japan, Nap Pods For Hajj
It's always a good time for a nap. (re: Larry Niven)

Amphibio 3D Printed Gill Shirt
'... we can descend and live down there at one of those year-round aquatic resorts.' - Philip K. Dick, 1966. (re: Philip K. Dick)

How Do You Put An Asteroid Into Earth Orbit? Carefully!
'...she would have to be coaxed by another series of pats into a circular orbit.' - Robert Heinlein, 1939. (re: Robert Heinlein)

PD Aerospace Space Plane By 2023
'The sleek, tapered space shuttle lay immobile upon the private landing field...' - Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr., 1940. (re: Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr)

Foldimate Folds Your Clothes Perfectly
Look ma, my room is clean! I can hear you now. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Robots Help People Get Dressed, As Predicted In 1931
Yes, people of the future, robots will dress you. (re: Schachner and Zagat)

International Space Station Leak Plugged - With Finger
'These tag-alongs search out stray leaks' - Robert Heinlein, 1948. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Robot Snake Flies, Fights Fires
Just a prototype, but shows real promise. (re: Emmett McDowell)

IPAL Chinese Robot Babysitter
'But Nanny is different...' - Philip K. Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

ZKZM-500 LASER Assault Rifle
'The Iranian reached back into the locker and got a pair of laserifles.' - Poul Anderson, 1966. (re: Poul Anderson)

LA Subway Scanner, As Seen In 'Total Recall'
'I'm afraid to tell you this Mr. Quaid, but you have suffered a schizoed embolism...' (re: Philip K. Dick)

Sion Electric Car Covered With Solar Panels
'It drew its power from six square yards of sunpower screens on its low curved roof.' - Robert Heinlein, 1940. (re: Robert Heinlein)

PAL-V Liberty Flying Helicopter Car
'...lifted themselves to skimming flight upon whirling helicopters." - Jack Williamson, 1931. (re: Jack Williamson)

Space Drones - UK's Effective Space To Launch Rocket Tugs
'Twenty rocket tugs towed it from its Earth hangar out into space.' - Nat Schachner, 1937. (re: Nat Schachner)

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