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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UM Solar Car Now Also With IBM Research Power
re: Robert Heinlein

Robot-Based Trash Collection
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re: Robert Heinlein

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re: Arthur C. Clarke

Light Molecules (And Maybe Light Sabers, Someday)
re: John W. Campbell

Telepresence In The Office
re: Niven and Pournelle

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WEpod Driverless Vehicle On The Netherlands Roads
re: Larry Niven

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re: Philip K. Dick

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re: Larry Niven

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