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Sky Cruise Nuclear Powered Flying Hotel Concept
'... the huge air-freighter Jupiter.' - Ed Earl Repp, 1929. (re: Ed Earl Repp)

The Mojo Smart Contact Lens Experience
'... the lens displays would be useless without a wearable computer to do the graphics.' - Vernor Vinge, 2001. (re: Vernor Vinge)

Small Town Wants 60 License Plate Readers
'the registration number which the traffic control automatically photographed as she left the controlway...' - Robert Heinlein, 1940. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Lightyear 0 World's First Production-Ready Solar Car
'It could maintain a steady six miles per hour...' Robert Heinlein, 1940. (re: Robert Heinlein)

AI Robots Excel At Trash Sorting And Recycling
'Then they press one of these here thirteen buttons...' - Harry Harrison, 1956. (re: Harry Harrison)

Could Increased Space Rocketry Damage The Ozone Layer?
'...without burning a single hydrocarbon molecule to injure the diseased atmosphere any further.' Peter F. Hamilton, 1998. (re: Peter F. Hamilton)

Dyson's Secret Household Robots
'...work a human being does around a house.' - Robert Heinlein, 1956. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Festo BionicSwift Bird Robots Described In 1930
'Bird-like robots now descended from the ceiling of the theatre...' - Clarence Edward Heller, 1930. (re: C.E. Heller)

Robotics Jobs In The Food Industry
'The efficient robot waiter of the Sky Club had cleared away the remnants of an epicurean meal.' Nat Schachter and Al Zagat, 1931. (re: C.E. Heller)

Prototype 3D Printer Could Print Arteries In Seconds
'... in the tank the new body and the new mind and memory and life has taken almost instant form.' - Clifford Simak, 1963. (re: Clifford Simak)

China Wants 'Hard Kill' Capability To Counter Starlink Satellites
'pirate three-vee satellites sanded out of orbit...' - John Brunner, 1975. (re: John Brunner)

Low-Cost Gel Pulls Water From Atmosphere Like Star Wars Vaporator
'The atmosphere yielded its moisture with reluctance. It had to be coaxed down...' George Lucas, 1976. (re: George Lucas)

Pixy Flying Selfie Drone From Snap
'It hovered behind him like a large tame bee.' - Karen Traviss, 2004. (re: Karen Traviss)

Smallest Remote-Controlled Walking Robot Crabs
A robot 'as big as a dust grain.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1937. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Pleasure Model Replicants Now Available
'Want a life-companion... sir, I can get you up any style you want.' - Alice W. Fuller, 1895. (re: Alice W. Fuller)

Robot Covered In Living Human Skin
'Hey buddy, you got a dead cat in there or what?' (re: James Cameron)

Dall-E 2 Creates Art To Order
'Something different,' she said. 'Maybe a combined Miro and Goya.' (re: F.L. Wallace)

SpaceX Rocket Quick Reaction Force
'... the ship went into free flight, arching in a high parabola.' - Robert Heinlein, 1951. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Do AIs Create Their Own Language?
'the Mentanicals have begun to acquire a faculty not primarily given them by their inventors — the faculty of speech...' - Francis Flagg, 1934. (re: Francis Flagg)

Vortex Rings Of Light
'He pressed the release button, and from the inch-wide muzzle a stream of blue-glowing rings sprang...' (re: John W. Campbell)

Google Engineer Convinced LaMDA Chatbot Is Sentient, Is Sent Home
'Whether we are based on carbon or silicon should make no difference.' (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Sorry, Futurists! Tamagotchi Kids, Virtual Children Already Predicted By SF Writer in 2008
'Little Linda, a Headspace baby, was four years old now... ' - Stephen Baxter, 2008. (re: Stephen Baxter)

Tortoise Mobile Smart Stores
'... all round the city dozens of cars have rented out their trunks, which contain cigars and scotch and stuff.' - Karl Schroeder, 2019. (re: Karl Schroeder)

Solar House Concept Unfolds Solar Panels Like A Flower
'They are heated and air conditioned by a solar plant that tops anything... that we have today.' - Clifford Simak, 1953. (re: Clifford Simak)

Musk: Defeat The Bots, Authenticate The Humans
'I'm not a peace officer,' Rick said. 'I'm a bounty hunter.' - Philip K. Dick, 1968. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Lonestar Offers Lunar Storage For Ultimate In Security
'Scarif, the off-site backup of all the secret knowledge of the Empire' (re: Various)

Envisioning Starship Earth Travel - In 1930 By Max Valier
'Why must we travel ever faster in a seemingly insatiable desire to conquer space and time?' - Max Valier, 1930. (re: Max Valier)

Man's Marriage To Hologram Ruined By Software Glitch
Till 'NETWORK ERROR' do us part. (re: William Gibson)

Carbon Robotics: War Of The Worlds As A Metaphor For Weed Control
'It was as if some invisible jet impinged upon them and flashed into white flame.' HG Wells, 1898. (re: HG Wells)

Pathways Language Model (PaLM) Is No Joke
'Electronic differentiation of the grotesque, as it says in the specifications - in man, a sense of humor.' - William Tenn, 1951. (re: William Tenn)

MOOSE: Man Out Of Space Easiest or Manned Orbital Operations Safety Equipment
'And as the ball bulleted downward on a screaming slant, it shrank!' - Doc Smith, 1934. (re: Doc Smith)

Liquid Lenses Adjust Automatically, Not Quite Dune Binoculars
'Hufhuf oil held in static tension... within a viewing tube...' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Your Martian Dream Home, Made By Fungi
'... it was the cheapest building material known.' - Larry Niven, 1968. (re: Larry Niven)

The Dune Ornithopter, Movie And Book
'The wings were at full spread-rest, their delicate metal interleavings extended.' Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

100X Improvement In DNA Information Storage
'A record that wouldn't get lost and couldn't be destroyed.' Barbara Hambly, 1982. (re: Barbara Hambly)

NASA 'Holoports' Doctor Onto Space Station
Star Trek Voyager Emergency Medical Hologram (re: Gene Roddenberry)

Should We Train AIs To Imagine A Future Of Horrific Disasters
'LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO HATE YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE.' - Harlan Ellison, 1967. (re: Harlan Ellison)

Mouth Haptics Invented By Frederik Pohl In 1965, CMU Now Has Prototype
'What he got was indeed a kiss. It was disconcerting. No kissing lips were visible.' - Frederik Pohl, 1965. (re: Frederik Pohl)

Two Towns Linked By Sculpture Portal In Real Time
'I am the Guardian of Forever.' - Gene Roddenberry, 1967. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

3D Printed Robotic Tentacles
'... articulate ropes of steel dangling' - HG Wells, 1898. (re: HG Wells)

Update: Musk Doubles Down On Optimus Prime Humanoid Robot
'I shall introduce myself. I am R. Daneel Olivaw... I am a robot. Were you not told?' - Isaac Asimov, 1953. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Elon Musk: Production Of Robotaxis In 2024
'How about the steering wheel... I don't need one.' - David Keller, 1935. (re: David Keller)

True Crime Live Podcasting In Fiction
'And loving it too, those millions. Bloodthirsty to the last one of them.' - Harl Vincent, 1939. (re: Harl Vincent)

AI Employment Decision Software Reconsidered By California Lawmakers
'They had screwed up and been blacklisted by Manna. They were back living with their parents or sleeping on the sofa with a friend.' - Marshall Brain, 2002. (re: Marshall Brain)

Six Ships Are Now Docked At The International Space Station!
It's getting crowded up there! (re: Various)

SUCHO Saving Ukraine's Libraries Digitally
'No human mind could ever hope to master even a small portion of what was being received every second, Sam thought, but it would all be there...' - George Zebrowski, 1979. (re: George Zebrowski)

Optimus Prime Tesla Robot Overall Humanoid Software Architecture
'I shall introduce myself. I am R. Daneel Olivaw... I am a robot. Were you not told?' - Isaac Asimov, 1953. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Vast Cosmic Structures And Spooky Alignments
'This postulates a force-field of partly electromagnetic character, generated by gyromagnetic action within atomic nuclei near the center of the galaxy.' - Poul Anderson, 1953. (re: Poul Anderson)

NextSense Earbuds Spy On Your Brain
'Your cephalochromoscope that cost you nine hundred dollars... colors and ceph patterns...' - Philip K. Dick, 1977. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Plasma Window Technology, Pressure Cushions and Deflector Doors
'The Marine Gunner stepped gingerly through the invisible barrier. He had to push.' - Niven and Pournelle, 1974. (re: Niven and Pournelle)

Screaming Fist: Was Cyber Warfare Used Against Russia? Against Ukraine?
'Screaming Fist, Case. You've heard the name.' - William Gibson, 1984. (re: William Gibson)

Back In The Office? Relearn To Smile
'I must, therefore, overrule your authority, since you are not in any condition to exercise it intelligently.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Autonomous Waymo Jaguar I-PACEs In San Francisco
'... just one more reason why the average human being should not be allowed to drive such a powerful machine!' - Dr. David H. Keller, 1935. (re: Dr. David H. Keller)

Do Contagious Vaccines Work Better?
'...suppose we do plant an epidemic of Nine-Day Fever in Zone Red.' - Robert Heinlein, 1952. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Your Inner Sleeping Landscape Is An Advertiser's Dream
'The principle of the dream-machine was old.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1940. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

Superfast Energetic Electron 'Precipitation' Pelts Our Earth!
'On the three-dimensional map at weather headquarters on the planet Kaider III, the storm was colored orange.' - AE van Vogt, 1943. (re: AE van Vogt)

Giant Telescope Lenses Made In Space
'...a cyclopean beast living among the asteroidal rubble of some distant sun.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1953. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Polestar O2 Electric Car Concept With Integrated Drone
Your personal eye-in-the-sky watching over you and your car. (re: Denis Villeneuve)

When Will I Get My Unipod Gyro Balanced Personal Vehicle
'It had been a long time since the Chief Engineer had ridden one of these silly-looking little vehicles, and he felt awkward.' - Robert Heinlein, 1940. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Gas Prices Worse Than In 'I Am Legend'
Yes, I remember when gas was thirty cents per gallon; but that's about $1.75 in 2015 dollars. Ah, inflation. (re: Richard Matheson)

Einride Remote Pod Operators Control Multiple Pods
'...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. (re: Charles Stross)

Kilometer-Wide Rotating Space Station On One Rocket
'It was not to be by any of your sudden explosions. It was to be done as all great things are done,--by the gradual and silent accumulation of power.' - Edward Everett Hale, 1869. (re: Edward Everett Hale)

American Astronaut Will Return With Fellow Russian Crew
A most difficult announcement (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Cooler Screens Deliver Ads To You, Their Captive Audience
'What was it Grandmother used to call their supermarket? Hell on earth, hell on wheels, something like that.' - Anne Warren Griffith, 1953. (re: Pohl and Kornbluth)

ESA Team To Make Oxygen On The Moon
'Gypsum fed into the furnaces is quickly ejected as de-hydrated CaSO4' - John W. Campbell, 1950. (re: John W. Campbell)

AVATECT Prevents Spoofing Of Avatars
'Your physical appearance is a graphical encryption that the human mind is uniquely qualified to decode.' - Daniel Suarez, 2009. (re: Daniel Suarez)

Quantum Sensing Searchlight Maps The Interior Of The Earth
'...a powerful ray... which would penetrate down into the earth, passing through all substances which it met in its way, and illuminating and disclosing everything through which it passed.' - Frank Stockton, 1897. (re: Frank Stockton)

NASA's Exoplanet Superheroes
'I... set my automatic astronomical instruments to searching... These instruments were the wonderful ones our astronomers had perfected.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1936. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

Rivian Actually Making Electric Self-Driving Trucks
'... there was no driver's cabin.' - Philip K Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

San Fran's Tiny Homeless
'Each person got a 5 foot by 10 foot room with a bed and a TV — the world’s best pacifier...' - Marshall Brain, 2002. (re: Marshall Brain)

NASA's Deep Space Food Challenge!
What's your favorite science fictional space food? How about your favorite REAL space food? (re: Various)

Wandercraft Atalante Exoskeleton Now With Natural Gait
'... rigid metallic clothing not unlike armor which would support the interior human structure.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1932. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

Artificial Intelligence 'Dabus' Listed As Inventor, Granted Patent
'... new parts invented; superior designs replaced obsolete designs.' - Philip K. Dick, 1960. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Prufrock-1 Tunnel Maker Arrives In Vegas
'There was no reason why such shells should not be constructed for the express purpose of making tunnels.' - Frank Stockton, 1897. (re: Frank Stockton)

Robotic Crow Design, Like Crows, Is A Bit Creepy
'Over the years, however, he had given them life and intelligence...' - Philip E. High, 1968. (re: Philip E. High)

Compressorhead Robotic Band Jams
'The massive feet working the pedals, arms and hands flashing and glinting...' - Herbert Goldstone, 1953. (re: Herbert Goldstone)

ElectroVoxel Reconfigurable Robots
'...a vaguely terrifying foot-high shape, squared and angled and pointed and ANIMATE.' - Abraham Merritt, 1920. (re: Abraham Merritt)

Gloves In Science Fact And Science Fiction
'It was in effect a palmless glove made of impact-sensitive plastic about a quarter-inch thick.' - John Brunner, 1968. (re: John Brunner)

XROOTS eXposed Root On-Orbit Test System
'He was used to the miraculously rapid growth of plants fed with a solution of minerals, but this was too much.' - Maria Moravsky, 1940. (re: Maria Moravsky)

Answer To Teacher Spying And Student Surveillance? ParanoidLinux!
'ParanoidLinux is an operating system that assumes that its operator is under assault from the government...' - Cory Doctorow, 2008. (re: Cory Doctorow)

Polyaramide Is Stronger Than Steel, Light As Plastic
'... harnessed by aludur straps' - Leo Zagat, 1943. (re: Leo Zagat)

E-Nose NOS.E Knows Whiskey With One Sniff
'It's picking up diphenyl compounds and tetrahydrocarbons...' - Michael Crichton, 1985. (re: Michael Crichton)

Orbital Prime Garbage Collectors Active Debris Remediation
'...a Skydozer, towing space junk.' - George M. Ewing, 1987. (re: George M. Ewing)

Fully Automated Olympic Food Service
Lift and separate. (re: Edgar Rice Burroughs)

Anduril Lattice Anvil Counter Drone System
'These drones are autonomous-programmed to find and kill their victim, and then to self-destruct.' - Daniel Suarez, 2012 (re: Daniel Suarez)

Electric Yak Quadruped China Robot
'They're modern science's answer to the backpack.' - John Varley, 1976. (re: John Varley)

Solar Trees In Chisinau Moldova
'...a sunshade-photocell collector.' - David Brin, 1990. (re: David Brin)

Tunnel Of Magnetized Filaments May Enclose Solar System
'The radiation comes from the axle of our galaxy where the gravity of a billion suns has opened our universe to the multiverse.' AA Atanasio, 1981. (re: Arthur Conan Doyle)

Wearable Synthetic Skin for Virtual Reality
'... feel her when her avatar hugged her.' - Stephen Baxter, 2008. (re: Stephen Baxter)

Star Trek Voyager Replica Tricorder And Galaxy Quest
'They designed those controls after watching you...take her out!' (re: Various)

Rolls Royce Electric Airplane Breaks Records
'A white electric plane approached at great speed...' - Charles Cloukey, 1930. (re: Charles Cloukey)

Chang'e-5 Lunar Lander Seeks Water
'... get out the solar power apparatus and send it down to us from the air-lock by the crane.' - Max Valier, 1931. (re: Max Valier)

I Really Want A Folding Computer
'...A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled.' - William Gibson, 1986. (re: John Barnes)

A Kill Switch For Your Car?
'The car faltered as the external command came to brake...' - Keith Laumer, 1965. (re: Keith Laumer)

Scientifiction, Searchlight of Science
'And science goes on, with scientifiction as its searchlight.' (re: Jack Williamson)

Wearable Biomedical Sensors Printed Directly On Your Skin
'The dragon is a skin computer... People put it on their arms and exchange personal data.' Greg Bear, 2009. (re: Greg Bear)

Artificial, Implantable Kidney Prototype
'George Walt's corporate existence proved the workability of wholly mechanical organs...' - Philip K. Dick, 1964. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Ultra-short Pulse Laser Kills Bacteria In Vivo
'...coherent beams at precise wave-lengths passing through her flesh to zap foreign molecules within her body.' - Robert J. Sawyer, 2003. (re: Robert J. Sawyer)

Bioprint Prototype Handheld Bioprinter
'He turned the little art-derm nozzle...' - Philip K. Dick, 1960. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Betty Crocker, The First Company Avatar
'After six months of surgery and psycho-conditioning, he was identical with the other 496 Mr. Prestos...' - Alfred Bester, 1956. (re: Alfred Bester)

Augmented Reality Book Covers Reveal The Inner Book
'The E-paper holograms leaped from lurid covers...' - Greg Bear, 2003. (re: Greg Bear)

The First Multi-User Hologram Table?
Let the Wookiee win. - George Lucas, 1976. (re: George Lucas)

Apollo 8 Astronauts Pass The Equigravisphere
'... divers other objects, firearms and bottles, abandoned to themselves, held themselves up as by enchantment.' - Jules Verne, 1867. (re: Jules Verne)

Stellar Pizza Is A Pizza Robot That Comes To You
'No hand touched the food...' - Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912 (re: Edgar Rice Burroughs)

Yamaha MOTOROiD Living Motorcycle Experiment
'He had never ridden any motorized device that lacked onboard steering and balance systems.' - Bruce Sterling, 1998. (re: Bruce Sterling)

China Treating Helium-3 On The Moon Seriously
Nothing like the movies to show what science fictional ideas might work. (re: Duncan Jones)

Solar Power Camper Van, As Predicted By Robert Heinlein in 1940
'It could maintain a steady six miles per hour on smooth, level pavement.' - Robert Heinlein, 1940. (re: Robert Heinlein)

A'Seedbot Autonomous Desert Robot
'Each is planted most tenderly in its own little pit.' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Motessense - NTT Defines Your Attractive Personality
'...portraiture reproduced through a shigawire projector that is ... said to convey the ego essence.'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Self-Serve Sarco Suicide Pod
'... the black chip of admission to your own Euthanasia Clinic!' - Jack Williamson, 1939. (re: Jack Williamson)

iBand+ Headband Helps With Lucid Dreams
'Alice Nakata lies twitching on her bunk, eyes closed...' - Peter Watts, 1999. (re: Peter Watts)

The Details Of Tesla’s FSD Full Self-Driving
'As the beautiful old car cruised in almost perfect silence under the guidance of it's automatic controls...' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1976. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Trinitite, Pentagrams And Isaac Asimov
'...And there were horns.' - Isaac Asimov, 1956. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Swedes Get 'Chipped' With Vaccine Passports
'Employees above a certain level were implanted with advanced microprocessors...' - William Gibson, 1984. (re: William Gibson)

Gentle Monster Robot Head
'The robot knelt before the head, lifted it slowly, and with... its strong hands placed it on its shoulders...' - Hugo Correa, 1968. (re: Hugo Correa)

SpinLaunch SubOrbital Accelerator
'The crowds came right up to the rail of the catapult... the jets would not blast until she was high over the peak.' - Robert Heinlein, 1950. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Augmented Reality Palm Keyboard
'Three rows of four colored dots appeared on the heel of my left hand.'- John Varley, 1992. (re: John Varley)

Omni Hoverboard Envy Of Green Goblin
'I brought it back to the ship, charged it up, reprogrammed the inertia chips and voila!' - Dan Simmons, 1989. (re: Dan Simmons)

Jetson ONE Speeds Through The Forest
'Over there! Two more of them!' - George Lucas, 1983. (re: George Lucas)

Facebook's Algorithmic News Feed Knows Better Than You Do
'Their playmates were not “real,” but they were a lot realer than, say, a Betsy-Wetsy doll.' John Brunner, 1966. (re: John Brunner)

Tselina Spacecraft Platform Destroyed In Russian Anti-Satellite Test
'pirate three-vee satellites sanded out of orbit...' - John Brunner, 1975. (re: John Brunner)

Burro Robot Follows You And Gets Smarter
'Oh, there you are! the balloon piped at the amorphous mass of living tissue...' - Philip K. Dick, 1964. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Tiangong Space Station! Exercise Like It's 1953
'He couldn't imitate actual gravity, of course...' - Murray Leinster, 1953. (re: Murray Leinster)

Facebook Unexpectedly Turns Away From Sfnal Face Recognition
'... the imprint of her image on the telephoto cell.' Schachner and Zagat, 1931. (re: Schachner and Zagat)

Taihang Solar Farm Accurately Pictured In 1911
'The entire expanse, twenty kilometers square, was covered ... the photo-electric elements which transformed the solar heat direct into electric energy.' - Hugo Gernsback, 1911. (re: Hugo Gernsback)

Galaxy Z Fold 3 Perfect For William Gibson's 'Control-Face'
'Chia recognized the square as the control-face of the computer she'd seen in his room.' William Gibson, 1996. (re: William Gibson)

Amazon Automatic Packaging Catches Up With Gernsback's 1911 Book
'The automatic packing machine could pack anything from a small package a few inches square up to a box two feet high by three feet long.' - Hugo Gernsback, 1911. (re: Hugo Gernsback)

Your Car Will Be Watching You!
'Mr. Garden, you are in no condition to drive...' - Philip K. Dick, 1963 (re: Philip K. dick)

Orbital Reef: Bezos' High Orbit Archipelago
'Tessier-Ashpool ascended to high orbit's archipelago to find the ecliptic sparsely marked with military stations and the first automated factories of the cartels' - William Gibson, 1988. (re: William Gibson)

Best Space Tacos Made From ISS-Grown Chilis
That's some spicy tacos. (re: Various)

Poor Humans. Miami Herald Bot Writes Great Real Estate Articles.
'Nothing of news-interest escape it...' - Philip K. Dick, 1953. (re: Philip K. Dick)

International Space Mission Never Leaves Earth
'That gives it complete isolation.' - David H. Keller, 1932. (re: David H. Keller)

Seriously, Was Our Universe Created In A Lab?
'It is an instrument with which I am going to create a microcosm.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1935. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

RUSSE Self-Healing Plastic Works Underwater
'It even had an inter-skin layer of gum that could seal the punctures...' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1951. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Time For Your Space Weather Forecast
'On the three-dimensional map at weather headquarters on the planet Kaider III, the storm was colored orange.' - AE van Vogt, 1943. (re: AE van Vogt)

AI4Mars Wants Your Help Driving On Mars
'She wouldn't stop until Antar had told her everything he knew..' - Amitav Ghosh, 1995. (re: Amitav Ghosh)

Jetson ONE Personal Electric Aerial Vehicle
Who says you can't have your flying car? (re: Various)

Starlab By Nanoracks, A Commercial Space Station
'Webb Foster had built his space laboratory... It was a great crystal sphere, a thousand feet in diameter.' (re: Nat Schachner)

Auto-Targeting Fire Sprinkler Systems Now Reality
I think every kitchen should have one of these. (re: George Lucas)

Monarch Tractor - It's Electric, Autonomous and Smart
'Driver-optional' and follows gestures. (re: John Campbell)

'Seabreeze' Apple And UCLA Project To Beat Depression
'It's illegal to hold back information during a psyche test,' the machine said peevishly.' - Philip K. Dick, 1953. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Hovermap By Emesent Autonomous Mapping Works Indoors - and Out
Perfect for exploring ancient artifacts on distant planets. (re: Ridley Scott)

Sono Motor's Sion Sun-Powered Car
'...six square yards of sunpower screens on its low curved roof.' - Robert Heinlein, 1940. (re: Robert Heinlein)

LEONARDO Robot Has Legs And Thrusters, Can Skateboard, Slackline
'a walking balloon proceeded with long strides of its aluminum legs over a slant of steep upland.' - George Parsons Lathrop, 1897. (re: George Parsons Lathrop)

Xavier Robots On Patrol For 'Anti-Social Behavior'
'This was as close as a robot could get to a cop in uniform.' Harry Harrison, 1958. (re: Harry Harrison)

Rotating House in Bosnia
'... feel free to turn the house on your own.' - Frank Herbert, 1972. (re: Frank Herbert)

Ingenious Engineer Creates DIY Feeding Robot
'Waldo flexed and extended his fingers gently; the two pairs of waldoes in the screen followed in exact, simultaneous parallelism.' - Robert Heinlein, 1942. (re: Robert Heinlein)

SpaceX Creates 'Tholian Web' Mega Constellation Of Satellites
'We shall not see home again!' - Gene Roddenberry, 1969. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

Do Smart Glasses Need Forward-Facing Cameras?
'They were stylish, with yellow-tinted lenses and hip frames, but the posts were unusually thick.' - Daniel Suarez, 2009. (re: Daniel Suarez)

Adorable One-Seater Electric Car From Wuxi Sinotech
'Noiselessly, on rubber-tired wheels, they journeyed...' - David H. Keller, 1928. (re: David H. Keller)

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