Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Outstanding novel describes a not-too-distant Earth run by the Unity organization, a totalitarian world bureaucracy; every move is dictated by Vulcan 3, a supercomputer that is self-aware. The story was published in an abbreviated form in Future Science Fiction magazine in 1956. Select an invention:

Fluid Metal Letters

Hammer - weapon of AIs

Interactive Blackboard

Metal BIrds

Robot Tracking Device - preferred surveillance tool of AIs

Transdermal Drug Capsule - slap it on

Vulcan 3 - endless self-modifying computer 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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ANNABELL AI Can Learn English From Scratch
re: Robert Heinlein

Tesla Suit Gives Haptic Hugs
re: Frederik Pohl

Surgically Implantable Artificial Kidney Starts Testing
re: Philip K. Dick

Self-Filling Water Bottle Is Beetle-Based
re: Frank Herbert

Senate Passes Space Mining Legislation
re: Nat Schachner

Microsoft's Surface Book Is Part Clipboard
re: Arthur C. Clarke

Police Use Predictive Maps ala 'Minority Report' Routinely
re: Philip K. Dick

Tesla Autopilot Road Trip 2995 Miles, 57 Hours
re: Arthur C. Clarke

The 'Marching Mountains' Of Pluto
re: Edmond Hamilton

Graphene Thermopile May Grant Predator Heat Vision To Humans
re: Various

BitDrones Flying Microbots Model Programmable Matter
re: Abraham Merritt

Starship Turbolift Elevators Coming From ThyssenKrupp AG
re: Gene Roddenberry

LineFORM MIT's Shape-Changing Interface
re: Philip K. Dick

LM3D Swim First 3D-Printed Production Car
re: Philip K. Dick

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