Michael Crichton:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Michael Crichton (b. 1942 - d. 2008) has sold at least 150 million books in thirty-six languages; thirteen have been made into films. His better-known books include The Andromeda Strain, Congo and Jurassic Park. His film Westworld (1973) was the first to employ computer-generated special effects. His stories have won a variety of awards, including an Edgar Allen Poe award from the Mystery Writers of America for A Case of Need; he has also had a dinosaur named after him - Crichtonsaurus bohlini.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Agricultural Robot Pest Controller - picking off the pests

Runaway (1985)

Automatic Gun - targets without human intervention

The Andromeda Strain (1969)

Automatic Vein Finder

The Andromeda Strain (1969)

Car Dashboard Drone Controller

Runaway (1985)

Construction Robot

Runaway (1985)

Drone Floater Camera - fly and spy

Runaway (1985)

Electronic Body Analyzer

The Andromeda Strain (1969)

Plastic-Eating Bacteria - that's the good news

The Andromeda Strain (1969)

Police Sketch Artist Software - pc-based police art

Runaway (1985)

Project Scoop

The Andromeda Strain (1969)

P-Terminal Implant - turn yourself on

The Terminal Man (1972)

Security Guard Robot (Sentry Robot)

Runaway (1985)

Self-Propelled Road Mine

Runaway (1985)

Smart Bullet - self-guided microshell

Runaway (1985)

Sniffer Robot

Runaway (1985)

Spider Robot

Runaway (1985)

Ultraflash

The Andromeda Strain (1969)


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