Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Vulcan's Hammer
by Philip K. Dick

Outstanding novel describes a not-too-distant Earth run by the Unity organization, a totalitarian world bureaucracy; every move is dictated by Vulcan 3, a supercomputer that is self-aware. The story was published in an abbreviated form in Future Science Fiction magazine in 1956.

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:

Draganflyer X6 Helicopter Has HD Camera
   Now, that's some stylish surveillance gear; the included video should push all your buttons.

Robot Brain Grows As It Learns
   New technique - an incremental evolutionary algorithm - lets this robot add layers to its physical brain.

Aggressive Autonomous Quadrotor UAV Makes Its Moves
   Robots are getting quicker, even the autonomous flying kind.

Perching Flying Robot
   This robot can perch until needed, saving energy for the mission. Which is to help people.

Wasp Micro-UAV Used By Texas SWAT
   Tiny surveillance drones are starting to appear over US cities.

Rolling Robot's Helicopter Transformation
   It's sort of like Kipling's Marine...

FAST Program AIs Search For Human 'Malintent'
   Passive biometric information gathering, also known as covert sampling, is on the rise.

sFly UAVs Swarm Together For SAR
   Fascinating project from the European Union shows an autonomous 500g UAV.

EASE Surveillance Robot Hovering Near You
   'In the hotel room. When that robot tracking device entered and made for him...'- Philip K. Dick, 1960.

Amazing Video Shows Chameleon-Like Crystal Display
   'Across the vast impersonal face of metal... a ribbon of fluid letters appeared...'- Philip K. Dick, 1960.

Google's Project Wing Will Find You
   'Mechanical entities that flit at the edges of our vision, that can go anywhere, that are in our very midst...' - Philip K. Dick, 1960.

Flying Robot Has An Arm
   Drones with arms. Well, one arm.

Google Engineers Not Sure What Google RankBrain AI Is Doing
   'What lay down there? ...And how far had it spread? Miles?' - Philip K. Dick, 1960.

Prodrone Dual Arm Drone PD6B-AW-ARM As Predicted In 1960
   'The ultimate horror for our paranoid culture; vicious unseen mechanical entities that flit at the edges of our vision...' - Philip K. Dick, 1960.

DoD Requests AI Drone Swarm
   'She saw into two glassy mechanical lenses, something with a tubelike body...' - Philip K. Dick, 1960.

Google Now Expects Chips To Design Themselves
   'What lay down there? Energy, tubes and pipes, wiring, transformers, self-contained machinery...' - Philip K. Dick, 1960.

'Alexa For Residential' A Landlord's Dream (Tenant's Nightmare?)
   '...unseen mechanical entities... that are in our very midst. One of them following each of us.' - Philip K. Dick, 1960.

Artificial Intelligence 'Dabus' Listed As Inventor, Granted Patent
   '... new parts invented; superior designs replaced obsolete designs.' - Philip K. Dick, 1960.

In Your Orchard, Do You Want Buzzing Suction Drones, OR Dick's Claw Hand Drones?
   'Something that gleamed, shiny metal, gleamed and clicked as it turned toward her.' - Philip K. Dick, 1960.

Octopus Suckers Inspire Transdermal Patches
   '...a capsule which he placed against his wrist.' - Philip K. Dick, 1960. 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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re: Frank Herbert

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re: Otto Willi Gail

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