Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Islands in the Net
by Bruce Sterling

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:

Berlin Gets Talking Trash Cans
   Next spring, Berlin trash experts will build electronics into some of the city's wastebaskets that will allow them to speak - or even sing! - to the public.<

Escapin: Anti-Bacterial Sea Slug Protein Prevents Biofilm Build-Up
   Escapin, an anti-bacterial protein found in the ink of sea slugs, could help marine equipment stay clean enough for golden age science fiction.

Raven - VectraSense ThinkShoe With DigitalDNA
   The Raven ThinkShoe, an atheletic shoe that senses activity levels and adjusts dynamically, is now available from Vectrasense.

Thump Eyewear: What About Video?
   Thump, the first performance eyewear with internally integrated MP3 storage and playback capabilities will be available this fall.

Dubai World Island Earth
   Al Nakheel Properties are working on a Dubai island project that will consist of between 250 and 300 islands shaped like the continents of the world - The Dubai World Islands.

Icuity iWear iPod Video Glasses
   Remarkable realization of the videoshades from the cyberpunk sf era.

The Pirate Bay Wants Data Haven On Sealand
   One way or the other, The Pirate Bay wants a place to do data storage without interference from governments.

BigBelly Solar-Powered Trash Can - Good/Evil?
   Oh, yes, someone has already thought about solar-powered trash cans.

Sociable Garbabge Can Robot
   This little trash can robot prototype may remind you of an upcoming Pixar film - or a Bruce Sterling novel from twenty years ago.

Google Navy: Water-Based Data Centers
   Avast, there: Google has filed a patent application for a sea-going Internet of sustainable data havens.

Cultybraggan Nuclear Bunker Perfect For Data Crypt
   Perfect for 'secure, anonymous, unregulated data storage.'

Smartphone Monitoring Trashcans Binned
   'The can intoned. "Galveston appreciates good citizenship.'- Bruce Sterling, 1988.

360Specs Virtual Reality Glasses From Smartphones
   From Ray Latypov, the inventor of the Virtusphere.

MetaPro Holographic Glasses For VR Like Iron Man
   'He passes you a pair of heavy, black-rimmed military spectacles…'- Charles Stross, 2007.

Robotic Trash Can Wants Your Garbage
   'The can pivoted on broad rubber treads and rolled toward her...'- Bruce Sterling, 1988.

Denmark Island Earth (Verdenskortet ala Ringworld)
   'They wanted to keep something of what they were losing...' - Larry Niven, 1970. 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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