Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in When the Sleeper Wakes
by H.G. Wells

('When the Sleeper Wakes' by HG Wells)

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:

Apple Video iPod - And HG Wells
   Apple's iPod is a great way to take movies with you.

Round Screen LCDs Take Us Back
   I've had enough of rectangular displays - this one is pleasingly round.

Dubai Ziggurat Carbon Neutral Pyramid Arcology
   Incredible concept (now patented!) should convince you that science-fictional vast self-contained cities might actually be built. H.G. Wells thought so.

'Black Friday' Online Shopping - In 1899!
   'In your days they showed you a fashion-plate,' said the tailor, 'but this is our modern development.' HG Wells, 1899.

KINGK N99 Phone Has Round Display
   I can't resist this retrofuturistic phone, with its classic fin de siecle (that's end of the nineteenth century) round screen.

Handheld Fashion Kinetoscope Appliance Found
   I think Wells got this one pretty much right more than one hundred years ago. Except now, you can own one yourself.

Body Scanner May Improve Online Shopping
   '...the tailor pulled out a number of slotted arms terminating in little discs...'- H.G. Wells, 1899.

Samsung Round Wearable And HG Wells
   'He flicked out a little appliance the size and appearance of a keyless watch'- HG Wells, 1899.

LikeAGlove Smart Garment Knows Your Size
   'The tailor set moving a mechanism...'- HG Wells, 1898.

3D Modeling And Virtual Reality Tech Patents For Body Labs
   '... Another small figure in a more voluminous type of robe marched on to the dial.' - HG Wells, 1899. 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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SpaceX Intros Extravehicular Activity Suit
re: Garret P. Serviss

Athena Smart Security Guard Robot With Face Recognition
re: Greg Bear

The FLUTE Project - A Huge Liquid Mirror In Space
re: Raymond Z. Gallun

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