Science Fiction in the News Articles
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by John Varley

Very absorbing novel; in this future, human beings have been expelled from the Earth and live in artificial habitats on other worlds. Very advanced technology and medicine make long life and almost any physical change in the body possible; anything can happen in this novel and mostly, it does. Not for children.

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Digital Press Corps Gadget Freaks
   The New York Times today published a story on how wireless laptops and digital tape recorders and other high tech gadgets are quickening the pace of news reporting.

Dattoo Personal Skinprint Technology Concept
   Dattoos are a concept now, but they could be implemented with technologies we have now.

Skin Cells Genetically Modified To Fight Infection
   This medical advance will help burn patients, who face lethal infection in skin graft procedures.

Tattoo Display Fueled By Blood
   Ever misplaced your cell phone, or forgotten to charge it? If this concept becomes reality, your problems are solved.

Make Way For The Padloids
   Sure, we've been shown the high-concept version of news on a tablet computer. But what about bringing the real news stand into the digital age?

Skinput Uses Your Skin As An Input Device
   Nifty input technology takes advantage of your biggest organ to provide you with easy input.

Stretchable Electronic Skin Input Device Video
   Let your fingers do the walking - on your own skin.

'The Daily' iPad App Is A Padloid
   Slick, understandable user interface, lots of content and (finally) an aggressive price model makes this app worth a look.

iSkin On-Body Touch Sensors
   'Three rows of four colored dots appeared on the heel of my left hand.'- John Varley, 1992.

NailO Thumb-Mounted Mouse Needs John Varley's Help
   I think that NailO needs a display and a keyboard.

Cicret Interactive Skin Display Prototype
   'A strip of readout skin on my wrist...'- John Varley, 1992.

Organic Photonic Skin Display
   'A strip of readout skin on my wrist...' - John Varley, 1992.

Cicret Makes Your Skin Into A Display
   'On the translucent mica-like coverings over the orifices, appeared reddish characters...' - Schachner and Zagat, 1931.

Duoskin Control Tattoo
   'Three rows of four colored dots appeared on the heel of my left hand.'- John Varley, 1992.

Augmented Reality Palm Keyboard
   'Three rows of four colored dots appeared on the heel of my left hand.'- John Varley, 1992. 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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SliceIt! Why Not Teach Robots To Use Knives?
re: Anne McCaffrey

NYC/Dublin Portal Fails To Meet 'Guardian Of Forever' Standards
re: Gene Roddenberry

FLOAT Levitating Train On The Moon ala Clarke
re: Arthur C. Clarke

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