Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of
Charles Stross started writing sf at the age of 12. He has worked in a variety of jobs, including pharmacist, freelance journalist (lots about perl and linux) and technical author. His first professional sale was "The
Boys" in 1986. Born in Leeds, England in 1964, he currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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:
Google Glasses With Heads Up Display Coming Soon?
Google certainly has the information network to back up these glasses, and make augmented reality ... a reality.
Crustaceans Help Build NASA's Exploration Skills
Can the humble crayfish teach NASA anything new? Turns out they've been evolving these methods for millions of years.
Russian Power Boots Can Use Biofuels
These Power Boots are dangerously cool, in fact and in fiction.
Avatars To Walk Between Virtual Worlds
In Hindu theology, avatars can pass freely between worlds; soon, computer avatars may do the same.
Virtual Theft From Habbo Hotel
When there is a theft of virtal goods in a virtual world, does your avatar spend time in a virtual jail? Interesting tie-in with an excellent new Charles Stross novel.
Momenta PC Lifelog For Most Exciting Moments
This interesting concept has a neat twist on the lifelog idea.
Transparent Mobile Search - Just Frame The Question
Fascinating interface design presents an interesting solution to the problem of stating (framing) your search query.
Tactical Ground Reporting System - TIGR By The Tail
Charles Stross writes about this idea very convincingly, and with lots of good applications, in his most recent novel.
Evidence.com Virtual Evidence Warehouse By TASER
This company seems to be building what Charles Stross called 'CopSpace' and all of the hardware and software needed to store police 'lifelogs' and geospatial analytics.
Spiderbot Self-Healing Networks
I'm starting to think that if you want an ad hoc network, you need to send in the robots. With video.
FCC Wants Nationwide Wireless Public Safety Network
The FCC has proposed significant funding for a wireless network for use by police and emergency workers; they might want to read Halting Space to see how to use it.
US Mil Gorgon Stare Lacks Multiheaded Basilisk Capability
This device is able to look down and photograph a four square kilometer section of a city. But that's all. For now.
PocketCop Data Warehouse From Verizon
Bringing police work into the 21st century.
$200K In Bitcoins Stolen
Wherever there are hard working gold miners, there are thieves.
Lifebrowser Revists Your Past
The Lifebrowser - a rear-view mirror for your life.
Google's Project Glass May Augment Your Reality
How close to production is this kind of product?
Google Glass: The Next Big Platform?
Will you be buying these in 2014?
AXON Flex And Stross' Cop Specs
'Arriving on SOC... Start evidence log." [E]verything you see on duty goes into the black box.'- Charles Stross, 2007.
Seattle Police Body Cams, Ala Stross, Ala Dick
'Let's hear it for the vague blur!'- Philip K. Dick, 1977.
Ready For Your Halting State Driverless Drone Future?
'You hate the whole idea that some bored drone pusher in a remote driving centre has got your life... in his hands.' - Charles Stross, 2007.
3RDiTEK Lifeblogging Headband Camera
'It's logging anyway - everything you see on duty goes into the black box.' - Charles Stross, 2007.
Uber's Robotics Plans Could Use Advice From SF Authors
'He was expecting disconsolately to be carted by the machine off to the nearest police station...' - Charles Stross, 2007.
North Focals Smart Glasses Provide Augmented Reality In Style
'The world ... is drenched in unfamiliar information all the way to the horizon.' - Charles Stross, 2007.
Einride Remote Operator Controls Multiple Vehicles
'...some bored drone pusher in a remote driving centre has got your life - and half a dozen other lives - in his hands.' - Charles Stross, 2007.
5G Will Be Crucial Backup For Self-Driving Cars
'... some bored drone pusher in a remote driving centre has got your life in his hands.' - Charles Stross, 2007
Light Beam Propulsion (Light-Ship)
Ostler Insulation Beam
Polyceltron Iconoscope Televisor
Autonomous Digging Machine
Flexible Metal Arms (Tentacles)
Directed Cars in Tunnels