Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Lord of Light
by Roger Zelazny

Another classic by Roger Zelazny; it won the Hugo for its year. Colonists from Earth have founded another world; a science of body swapping is developed that makes "reincarnation" a fact. Don't cross the lords of karma; you might be reborn as a dog. The ultimate individualist, the Mahasamatman, takes a body to fight the good fight. But call him Sam.

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Sky Ear: Mobile Phones and Helium Balloons
   Sky Ear on May 4th - a glowing "cloud" of mobile phones and gauss meters attached to helium balloons with lights is released into the air so that people can dial into the cloud and listen to the sounds of the electromagnetic sky.

Sky Ear Works!
   Sky Ear, a thousand sensitive helium balloons, finally took flight last month after a slight delay due to bad weather and other problems.

Saudi Arabian Mobile Phones
   The Islamic Saudi Mobile Phone has a number of unusual, built-in features to serve the religious needs of its intended audience - faithful Muslims. It will provide Qibla direction as well as prayer times in over 5,000 cities worldwide.

Snake Robot Roundup!
   The snakebots are coming; slithering, grinding, undulating robots that slide on their bellies like a reptile across the Earth (and maybe other planets).

Prayer Antenna Religious Technology Artifact
   Religious technology takes a step forward with the development of the prayer antenna.

Roboboa Dancing Robot Snake
   Those folks at WowWee have been busy; this article may link to cooler robotic snakes, but none that you can buy off the shelf.

China To Control Reincarnation Of Tibetan Buddhists
   Only science fiction fans are unsurprised by this bizarre turn of events.

Nokia N73 Preloaded For Ramadan
   Worship aided by cellphone.

Sajjdah 1426 LED Prayer Rug Has Mecca-Glow
   This prayer rug always knows how to orient itself.

Planetary Hard Drive
   Storing information in natural deposits and fields.

Information Age Prayer Pray-O-Mat
   Can a machine say prayers for you? Now, you can test it out.

See Jesus? There's An App For That
   AppTech intends to 'offer religious themed content through the various Smartphone operating platforms.'

Trinity Chapel Offers Giving Kiosk
   'A holy blue light filled the interior of the machine...'

Kollektomat Tithing Machine
   'He pressed buttons cast in the likenesses of animals and demons...' - Roger Zelazny, 1965.

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Disney Keeps Backups Of Star Wars Franchise Actors
re: William Gibson
(10/16/2018)

Farming In Space Starts With Mycorrhiza
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/14/2018)

Jaguar I-Pace Audible Vehicle Alert System For EVs
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/12/2018)

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