Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Darwin's Children
by Greg Bear

Very likable revist to the same near-future Earth as seen in the earlier book Darwin's Radio. The book is largely independent its predecessor; it concerns the scientific and social consequences of the next stage of human evolution. Lots of drama and action; a lot to think about if you are interested in what makes us human beings.

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:

Robotic Bird Has USAF Flocking
   A prototype of a small robotic bird created from carbon fiber composites and Mylar has the U.S. Airforce flocking nearby for a closer look.

Product RFID Tags Now Play Jingles
   A computer science student from Durlach in Germany has worked out a way to store a tune on the radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags now attached to many consumer goods.

UAVs Invade Public Airspace
   Unmanned surveillance drones that are capable of autonomous flight are being used in Iraq. One day, you will look up - and probably not see it overhead in your neighborhood.

Electronic Erasable Paper - Xerox Seeks E-Palimpsest
   Xerox is still looking for the perfect palimpsest - eraseable electronic reusable paper.

E-Ink Cover World's First
   Very impressive first effort; Esquire leads the way in bringing this futuristic technology right to your local news stand.

Touch EPD Touch Screen EPaper Display
   E-paper, e-shmaper - now there's a way to interact directly with your e-paper display, getting rid of those clunky control keys and boards.

Herti Drones To Surveil UK Civilians
   Autonomous drones designed for military operations in Afganistan come home to keep close tabs on you and me.

VW Talking Newspaper Ad
   The newspapers have finally started talking back.

CSAIL Gets $7.5M To Develop Bird-Like UAV
   The skies will one day be filled with them.

i2R E-Paper Is Erasable
   This display technology is erasable paper - in e-paper format.

New Paper - Write With Light Erase With Heat
   Writing with light, erasing with heat.

Robird Flapping Wing Drones Keep Airports Safe
   'Mitch heard a rasping, flacketing buzz, like a big insect...' - Greg Bear, 2003.

Guard Dog Robot Security Check
   'We still use people at the main gates, but here it's an automated sentry.' - Greg Bear, 2003

Augmented Reality Book Covers Reveal The Inner Book
   'The E-paper holograms leaped from lurid covers...' - Greg Bear, 2003. 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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Ulm Sleep Pods For The Homeless
re: Larry Niven

Prophetic Offers Lucid Dreaming Halo With Morpheus-1 AI
re: Peter Watts

More Like A Tumblebug Than A Motorcycle
re: Robert Heinlein

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