Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Midas Plague
by Frederik Pohl

Excellent tongue-in-cheek story pillories the Consumer Society. In the story, robots and corporations produce so many consumer goods, that the measure of wealth is how FEW goods you are force-fed during the course of your days, weeks and months.

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:

PETMAN Robot Video Shows Non-Human Origin
   Oh, it's bipedal, alright, but those legs are not quite human. In fact, I think that it walks just like the aliens in that 1996 movie 'The Arrival'

Belvedere The Robot Butler
   Great video of a DIY butler robot; watching the little boy react to it will make your day.

Ping Pong Robot Analyzes Own Game
   Sure, you might be able to beat this prototype robot. For now.

RoboEarth Lets Robots Learn From Each Other
   To better serve us, we must allow robots to communicate the best practices of service with each other.

PETMAN Bipedal Robot Tests Your Future
   Now, we need to get this robot to test consumer products - and then, to consume them. Then you and I can relax.

PETMAN Robot Video
   Wear in (and wear out) your clothes robotically.

Qrio Robot Golfer
   What's a fair handicap for a robot?

Machines Talk More To Each Other
   What do all of these machines have to say about us? I hope they just stick to business.

HERB Home Exploring Robot Butler
   'There was the butler robot, hard at work, his copper face expressionless.'

Pet-Proto Robot Video Stops Bad Terminator Dreams
   Not quite relentless pursuit.

RoboEarth Cloud Engine Makes Local Bots Smarter
   ' 'Yes, sir, said Henry, and assumed the curious absent look of a robot talking on the TBR [Talk Between Robots] circuits...'- Frederik Pohl, 1954.

PETMAN Robot Marches On
   'Dressed in Morey's own sports knickers and golfing shoes, the robot solemnly hit a ball against the wall... again, over and again.'- Frederik Pohl, 1954.

Petman Robot Pushes Itself To The Limit
   'There was the butler robot, hard at work, his copper face expressionless...'- Frederik Pohl, 1954.

Golf Robot Putts Out
   'The robot solemnly hit a ball against the wall, picked it up and teed it, hit it again, over and again...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954.

Robots Take Our Jobs By Reading Our Instructions
   'The Talk Between Robots radio...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954.

Robots Will Learn From Each Other
   'Talk Between Robots radio...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954.

LONald 'Contract Robot' First In UK
   'The law clerk arrived, a smallish robot...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954.

Kuka Robots Mastering Tennis Now
   'The robot solemnly hit a ball against the wall...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954.

Robot Lawyers And Robot Judges Now Everywhere
   'The law clerk arrived, a smallish robot with a battered stainless steel hide and dull coppery features.' - Frederik Pohl, 1954.

Moorebot Personal Assistant Robot
   '...a full-size 38-tube fully automatic companion for you!' - Frederik Pohl, 1954.

When Computers Develop Their Own Language, Will They Talk To Us?
   'The curious absent look of a robot talking on the TBR circuits - the Talk Between Robots radio...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954.

MIT's C-LEARN Helps Robots Transfer Learning To Other Robots
   'Talk Between Robots radio...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954.

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