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by Philip K. Dick

"Problem: The future must be changed! ...
For he was a throwback from the future~
this' old man~ veteran of war yet to come;
war in which Earth was annihilated. ."

('War Veteran' by Philip K. Dick)

Excellent short story details the perils of scrying with high technology to win wars. In this future, a variety of planets and moons in the solar system have been colonized; many populations defy the politicians of old Earth.

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bebionic3 Myoelectric Robotic Hand
   'At the moment Eldritch made use of the five-finger humanoid manual extremity...'- Philip K. Dick, 1965.

Strawberry Picking Robot In Japan
   Although I like going out and picking strawberries for an idyllic hour, tasting as I go, I don't think I'd want to do it for a living. Robot task? Yes. With video.

Precision Agriculture: Robot Gardeners Serve Plant Network
   Interesting project by MIT postdoc Nikolaus Correll runs up against a future that Herbert, Dick, Gibson and Crichton all thought about.

Handbot Climbs Shelves, Has Rope Launcher
   This robot has two remarkable features that I've never seen on any other robot. This is exactly what I need for my sf library.

BeBionic Robotic Hand With Powered Wrist
   This remarkable prosthetic also has advanced silicone skin which will be available in 19 colors and custom fitted nails.

bebionic Myo-Electric Hand Launched
   Can I see a show of hands? Robotic hands? Here's a video to help you make your own show.

Vine Pruning Robots In New Zealand
   'Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thy robot shalt prune thy vineyard.' (Note)

Robotic Lettuce Farm Has Green Thumb
   Automated farms take most of the back-breaking work out of growing lettuce.

Lifelike Robotic Fingers For Social Touching
   These new devices will allow people with prosthetic hands and arms to interact socially in ways that most of us haven't thought about.

Harvey The Agricultural Robot
   Introducing the Harvest Vehicle HV-100.

Ladybird Agricultural Robot Is Solar-Powered
   'A robot gardener worked over the same patch of grass again and again...'- Philip K Dick, 1955.

Is This Robotic Hand As Quick As Yours?
   'V-Stephen's surgeon-hand, a self-contained robot of precision quality...' - Philip K Dick, 1955.

Youbionic 3D Printed Hand A Dark Knight Masterpiece
   'A self-contained robot of precision quality usually joined to his right wrist'

Bionic Eye-Hand Combo Robot Grasps Objects On Its Own
   'The crawling, exploring object was V-Stephen's surgeon-hand, a self-contained robot...' - Philip K. Dick, 1955.

Thing! Wednesday Robotic Hand (Robot Version)
   'The crawling, exploring object was V-Stephen's surgeon-hand...' - Philip K. Dick, 1955.

Robotic Hands Have More Than One Use
   'The crawling, exploring object was V-Stephen's surgeon-hand...' - Philip K. Dick, 1955. 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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Cognify - A Prison Of The Mind We've Seen Before In SF
re: Joe Haldeman

Robot With Human Brain Organoid - 'A Thrilling Story Of Mechanistic Progress'
re: Otis Adelbert Kline

Goodness Gracious Me! Google Tries Face Recognition Security
re: Schachner and Zagat

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