Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Calcutta Chromosome
by Amitav Ghosh

Very enjoyable and intriguing story that creates a narrative from medical mysteries and English colonial days in India. You have to read all the parts to see the whole.

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:

Amazon Mechanical Turk - Humans Help Slow Computers
   It turns out that there are still a few things that humans are good for, as far as computers are concerned.

Smart Goggles Identify, Remember What You See
   Interesting prototype system cuts across a variety of science-fictional ideas, among them, an AI that has people working for it - identifying common objects.

Kinect@home Needs Your Help Identifying Objects
   '... whenever a robot finds something it can't identify straight off... it puts whatever it is in the hopper outside your window.'

AI Trainers: Assisting Artificial Intelligences
   '[Ava] wouldn't stop until Antar had told her everything he knew...' - Amitav Ghosh, 1995.

SCiO Scanner Wants You To Be Spock
   Almost as easy as a tricorder? Apparently, you can pre-order one now.

Rolls Royce eVTOL Flying Car
   'The cab came floating down out of the sky at the intersection.' - James Blish, 1955.

Venezuelans Teaching Your Self-Driving Car
   ‘She wouldn't stop until Antar had told her everything he knew...’ Amitav Ghosh, 1995.

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re: Isaac Asimov
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re: Robert Heinlein
(7/27/2020)

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re: Frank Herbert
(7/25/2020)

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