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by Isaac Asimov

Delightful short story first appeared in a children's magazine; Asimov wrote it as a favor for a friend. It is supposedly the most frequently anthologized of his stories, telling the strange tale of children that all went together to a special place to learn from a human teacher. Strange, no?

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:

Universities Irrelevant By 2020
   A Brigham Young University professor foresees the end of the university as we know it. But will it come soon enough?

Saya Humanoid Robot Teacher
   Did you think that 'no more teacher's dirty looks' would prevail in the era of the robotic teacher. Au contraire.

Korean Robot Teaching Assistants
   Ready or not, Korea is rolling out robot help in the classroom.

Read Google EBooks On Google TV
   Isaac Asimov had a name for that.

AI Chatbots Teach English Online
   Manga-style online 'chat robots' will help people learn English, 24x7.

Affective Autotutor, Emotion-Sensing Teaching Software
   Be sure to bring a digital apple to give the computer teacher.

Projo Robot Teaching Assistant
   'The mechanical teacher was on and waiting for her.'- Isaac Asimov, 1950.

Artificial Spider Silk
   You can also use it to make a roof - on an asteroid. 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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Vast Apartment Living Will Get Even More Vast
re: Louis Tucker

NASA Wants Self-Driving Or Remote-Controlled Vehicles For Lunar Astronauts
re: Stanley G. and Helen Weinbaum

Elon Musk Says Robotaxis Will Be Ready This August, 2024
re: Miles J. Breuer

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