Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Flamingo: A Drama of A.D. 1950
by Clarence Edward Heller

"IN this age of scientific and inventive progress, which sometimes borders on the miraculous, it is difficult to keep abreast of the newest "replacement." Slot machines have replaced human change-makers ; mechanical cleaners now do the work of numerous workers. The screen — and now the vitaphone— have made possible the simultaneous showing of entertainment in many cities. It is now possible to stay comfortably in your home the while you listen to the best in music and talks. And television — when it is perfected — will undoubtedly revolutionize many of the recreations of the future. But all of the improved means of amusement are subject in great measure to the temperamental whims of the performers. Perhaps some enterprising young inventor, devoting himself exclusively to eliminating this troublesome feature, will strike the secret of the perfect robot entertainer. That would call for revolutionary measures, indeed. And certainly it is not impossible in view of our present progress."


('Flamingo: A Drama of A.D. 1950' by Clarence Edward Heller)
Down in the pit was a long white operating table. . . .
From a door high up in the wing the robot doctor entered.

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Robotics Jobs In The Food Industry
   'The efficient robot waiter of the Sky Club had cleared away the remnants of an epicurean meal.' Nat Schachter and Al Zagat, 1931.

Amazing Indoor Robotic Drones Mimic Dolphins and Whales
   'They circled the vast audiences, dancing, twittering, chirping...' - Clarence Edward Heller, 1930.

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