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.

AI4Mars Wants Your Help Driving On Mars
   'She wouldn't stop until Antar had told her everything he knew..' - Amitav Ghosh, 1995. 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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ESA To Build Moon Bases Brick By Printed LEGO Brick
re: John W. Campbell

Does The Shortage Of Human Inputs Limit AI Development?
re: Anthony Boucher

Textiles That Harvest Energy And Store It
re: Alastair Reynolds

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