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'Courier Commons' By Tomorrow Lab, From Karl Schroeder (and Bruce Sterling?)
'The pokkecon rang again. *The coffee’s for him?* Tsuyoshi said.' - Bruce Sterling, 1998. (re: Bruce Sterling)

Terrifying Robotic Apple Harvester
'... little machines, that went from plant to plant.' - Otfrid von Hanstein, 1935. (re: Otfrid von Hanstein)

Jetson-Style Clockwork Robot Nail Salon Coming To Target Near You
The Jetson's imagined so much future. (re: Jetsons)

Mechanical Horse Sculpture Gallops In Place
'Rod placed the brain inside the panel... the horse raised its head, wiggled its ears, blinked twice, gave a tentative whinny.' - Christopher Stasheff, 1969. (re: Christopher Stasheff)

'Make Sunsets' Tweaks Climate By Atmospheric Alteration
'Pina2bo would have to operate full blast for many years to put as much SO2 into the stratosphere as its namesake had done in a few minutes.' - Neal Stephenson, 2021. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Eviation Alice Electric Plane First Flight
'A white electric plane approached at great speed...' - Charles Cloukey, 1930. (re: Charles Cloukey)

Hotels Turn To Robots As Human Workers Regroup
'Chain of hotels that specialized in non-human service.' - Harry Harrison, 1970. (re: Harry Harrison)

Changesite Mineral To Be Mined On Moon By China
'But then... not every bulldozer operator works on the Moon.' - Pournelle and Niven, 1981. (re: Pournelle and Niven)

Tongue-Controlled Tong Wearable Mouth Computer
'Griff found the white and pink map distracting and switched it off using his tongue mouse.' - Greg Bear, 2007. (re: Greg Bear)

Is It Better To Be Short?
'He was one of the smaller, energy-saving new breed...' - Frank Herbert, 1972. (re: Frank Herbert)

Taikonaut Tai Chi Foot Loops
'Jimmy Cardigan and Harlowe, staring through the darkside port, had their feet in the foot-loops...' - Murray Leinster, 1931. (re: Murray Leinster)

Space Billboards Would Ruin Our View Of The Cosmos
'But the rising sign, as it had been designed to do, held his eyes. A vast circle of scarlet stars came up into the greenish desert dusk.' - Jack Williamson, 1939. (re: Jack Williamson)

Orion's 'Skip-to-M'Lou' Entry
'A lightning pilot possibly could land that tin toy without power and still walk away from it provided he had the skill to play Skip-to-M’Lou in and out of the atmosphere...' - Robert Heinlein, 1958. (re: Robert Heinlein)

MarsCat and MetaCat, Your Robot Cat Companions
'It was you who betrayed me — you and your robot cat.' - Raymond F. Jones, 1946. (re: Raymond F. Jones)

Mars Mission Using Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
'with its atomic engine as noiseless as a dancing sunbeam...' - HG Wells, 1914. (re: HG Wells)

Physiotherapists Get Help From Robots
'Most of the Members went into cold-rest; the others tended them...' - Robert Heinlein, 1941. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Robotaxi By Cruise Premieres in Austin, Texas
'... he settled back in a robotaxi and the brilliant lights of the streets flashed past.' - Joe Gibson, 1953. (re: Joe Gibson)

Tentacle Robot Gripper Recalls War Of The Worlds
'It presented a sort of metallic spider with five jointed, agile legs, and with an extraordinary number of jointed levers, bars, and reaching and clutching tentacles.' - HG Wells, 1898. (re: HG Wells)

The Coming Hell Of ChatGPT Salesbots
'Robot-salesmen were everywhere, gesturing, pleading, shrilling...' - Philip K. Dick, 1954. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Harmonia Making Generative Audio Tools For Everyone
'A cacophony of stentorious metal sounds.' - Ray Cummings, 1941. (re: William Gibson)

Fusion Power Breakthrough?
'The prospect of enough D-N beryllium to make fusion power really cheap...' - Gerald Vance, 1956. (re: Gerald Vance)

Artists Replaced By Robots? Everyone's a Patron Now
'The results would not be happy; a schizoid painting was bound to ensue.' - FL Wallace, 1953 (re: F.L. Wallace)

Four-Legged Robot With Magnetized Feet Climbs Walls
'... his magnetic boots which served to hold him to the steel floor.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1931. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Thing! Wednesday Robotic Hand (Robot Version)
'The crawling, exploring object was V-Stephen's surgeon-hand...' - Philip K. Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Mesmer Robot Head Must Be Seen
'... he placed [the brain] inside the robot head, and clapped the padded wig over it.' - Otis Adelbert Kline, 1937. (re: Otis Adelbert Kline)

Tsunami Forecasts Improved By Ionosphere Signals
'Swifter than any tide could ebb, the water was receding from the shore.' (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Holly+ Processes Your Singing In Holly Herndon's Voice
'The perfect voice is the voice of science.' - Bernard Brown, 1931. (re: Bernard Brown)

EctoLife Concept Video Artificial Womb For Baby Mass Production
'A great many of these synthetic babies were made and allowed to grow up under ideal conditions...' - Dr. David H. Keller, 1928. (re: Dr. David H. Keller)

MK-V Smart Tractor - Fully Electric, Farmer Optional
'A small electric tractor was working at the far side, and a slight hum could be heard from where he sat.' - Warner Van Lorne, 1936 (re: Warner Van Lorne)

Megachurches Catch Up To Heinlein
'Mars,' the kid repeated, threw Boone a Scout salute and made a sixty-foot leap over the crowd. - Robert Heinlein, 1961. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Olympus 3D Printing Using Lunar And Martian Materials
The system may be used to create critical infrastructure on the Moon, including landing pads, blast shields, and roads. (re: John Campbell)

Robot Builds Robots From Voxel Subunits
'I was patiently building the most dangerous thing in creation...' - Maurice G. Hugi, 1941. (re: Maurice G. Hugi)

Meltz Neurorehabilitation Robotic Hand
A new type of rehabilitation called "neuro-rehabilitation. (re: Various)

San Francisco Wants ED-209, Or Maybe Robocop
'The Enforcement Droid series 209 is a self-sufficient law enforcement robot...' - Robocop (Movie). (re: Harlan Ellison)

Seoul Self-Driving 42dot Bus Unveiled
'Buses without drivers moved close to the curb and stopped at intervals.' - Henry Kuttner, 1946. (re: Henry Kuttner)

T. Gondii And The Leaders Of The Pack
'... infected males were more than 46 times more likely to become pack leaders than uninfected males.' (re: Larry Niven)

'Parastronaut' First Astronaut With Disability From ESA (Updated!)
'He had left Earth to get away from its gravitational field...' - Robert Heinlein, 1942. (re: Robert Heinlein)

MIT Self-Assembling Reprogrammable Materials
'Faster the cubes moved; faster the circle revolved; the pyramids raised themselves, stood bolt upright on their square bases...' - Abraham Merritt, 1920. (re: Abraham Merritt)

Mem, The All-Your-Memories, Super Note-Taking App
'Life experience is linearly additive, but the correlation of memory impressions is an unlimited expansion.' - Robert Heinlein, 1941. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Porcine Fat Cells For 3D-Printed Whole Pork Products
'I grabbed two Syntho-Steaks out of the freezer...' - Robert Heinlein, 1950. (re: Robert Heinlein)

LANIUS Loitering Drone Munition Scouts And Maps
'... micro-missiles proceeding at walking pace.' - Philip E. High, 1968. (re: Philip E. High)

Copilot Software AI Training Sued By Involuntary Contributors
'...we've promised him a generous pension from the royalties.' - Anthony Boucher, 1943. (re: Anthony Boucher)

Thin Film Dome Protects Cities From Nuclear Blasts
'What fabric can take that kind of a load? Synthetic spider silk.' - Robert Heinlein, 1939. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Mars Space Weather Alert (MSWA) System
'On the three-dimensional map at weather headquarters... the storm was colored orange.' - AE van Vogt, 1943. (re: AE van Vogt)

Thermite's Robot Firefighter
Possibly worthy of Transformers! (re: Ron Friedman)

Fabrican Dress Sprayed Directly Onto Model On Coperni Runway
'...that might appeal to women, because by discharging from a few or a few dozen bottles a liquid that immediately set into fabrics... they could have a new creation every time.' - Stanislaw Lem, 1961. (re: Stanislaw Lem)

Israel Deploys Sharp Shooter AI-powered Robot Guns
'They lock onto the target... and do the actual shooting once the target is identified.' - Michael Crichton, 1980. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Drone Loiter Munitions Now Available
'...a series of airborne loiter-drones posted on indefinite guard above.' Iain M. Banks, 2004. (re: Philip E. High)

Amazon Blimp Parent Drone Concept
'So the parent drone carries a spotter that it launches...' - Daniel Suarez, 2012. (re: Daniel Suarez)

Cyborg Eye Flashlight Lights Up The Room
'Foyle pressed a tooth with his tongue and the peripheral cells of his retina were excited into emitting a soft light.' - Alfred Bester, 1956. (re: Alfred Bester)

Sea Drones Attack Russian Fleet
'...autofreighters, and other self-piloting craft.' - Ray Naylor, 2022. (re: Ray Naylor)

Aéroplume Blimp For One Reflects 150 Years
You could rent it yourself, but only in 2022 Paris. (re: Albert Robida)

Shift Moonwalkers Help You Walk Faster? How About Tractor Treads!
'...a man could sleep — if he could sleep in an erect position — while the little tractors on his boots carried him on and on.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1938. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Hovering Over The Lunar Surface
'It looked like a sure thing.' - Raymond F. Jones, 1973. (re: Raymond F. Jones)

Electric Jet Boats From Enevate and Sealence Collab
An interesting application for batteries; pushing a heavy boat through a fluid like water will be difficult. (re: Capt. S.P. Meek)

Interpol Launches Metaverse For Law Enforcement
'CopSpace sheds some light on matters, of course. Blink and it descends in its full glory.' - Charles Stress, 2007. (re: Charles Stress)

Aeromine Technologies Rooftop Wind Energy
'...a windmill on his roof for light and heat.' - John Jacob Astor IV, 1894. (re: John Jacob Astor IV)

Roomba Hoovers Up More Than Dirt
'He had brought that tiny instrument to map their movements.' - Jack Williamson, 1936. (re: Jack Williamson)

Project MARCH VII Exoskeleton Video
'...devising rigid metallic clothing.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1929. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

VToonify Video Manicuring Program
'The program raced up the screen one scan line at a time, subtly smoothing, deleting and coloring.' - Bruce Sterling, 1985. (re: Bruce Sterling)

Alien Eyes - Here On Earth!
'...a picture of a cyclopean beast living among the asteroidal rubble of some distant sun.' - Arthur C. Clarke (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

New Train Station Offers Minority Report-Style Signs
A whole new world awaits you, John Anderton! (re: Steven Spielberg)

The Autonomous Robotic Urethral Catheter - Would You Use It?
'It'll snake its way in on its own.' (re: Various)

The Far Side Of The Moon, By NASA (2015) And By PAUL (1932)
"We had leisure to make a thorough observation of the hidden side of earth's satellite." (re: Frank R. Paul)

LoadRunner Robot Works Alone, Or In A Group
'They marched in unison, seven of them...' - Isaac Asimov, 1944. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Sierra Space Inflatable LIFE Habitat Burst Pressure Test
'It was like being inside a balloon...' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1961. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Longest Immersed Tunnel Will Connect Denmark and Germany
'... iron tubes... the ends of the tubes were joined to each other...to preserve it from the action of the seawater.' - Michel Verne, 1895. (re: Michel Verne)

Alcohol-Sensing Cars - NTSB Catches Up With Philip K. Dick (1963)
'Mr. Garden, you are in no condition to drive....' - Philip K. Dick, 1963. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Solar-Powered Remote-Control Cockroaches!
'A cable, here, from the controller to the interface plug... wires from that to the brain.' - Thomas A. Easton, 1990. (re: Thomas A. Easton)

SolarBotanic Tree For Solar Energy - Would You Need A Forest, Or Just One?
'The slender stalks of a sunshade-photocell collector...' - David Brin, 1990. (re: David Brin)

Metaverse Hardware - Run And Flail Like A Maniac, Or Lie Quietly?
'Holodeck 4 was waiting to be programmed...' - David Gerrold, 1987. (re: David Gerrold)

Robot Food Delivery Coming To Campus Near You
'... he rewired the delivery robot so that it would serve him midnight snacks.' - Robert Heinlein, 1962. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Are Craiyon Images Puddinged, ala Philip K. Dick?
'I stood in line for half an hour for this, and it's just a blob!' - Philip K. Dick, 1956. (re: Philip K Dick)

Hip'Safe Airbag For Seniors, From Helite
'Other airbags go off around her torso and pelvis...' - Neal Stephenson, 1992. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Soulaje Self-Administered Euthanasia Wearable Prototype
'A young man... advanced with nervous strides along the gravel path which leads to the bronze doors of the Lethal Chamber.' - Robert Chambers, 1895. (re: Robert W. Chambers)

Midjourney AI Creates 'Théâtre D'opéra Spatial', Wins Art Fair First Prize
'... we'll give him in his brain what he needs for creation.' - Anthony Boucher, 1943. (re: Anthony Boucher)

Mobot Robot Tests Smartphone Apps With Its Finger
'Rapidly, purposefully, the metallic fingers moved over the key-boards...' - Schachner and Zagat, 1931. (re: Schachner and Zagat)

Space-Based Solar Power A Priority - European Space Agency
'...vast man-made disk of metal set spinning about the sun to supply the Earth with power.' (re: Murray Leinster)

Goldilocks Zones Found On The Moon
Hopefully, there are no Mynocks in shadowed lunar craters, chewing on the power cables of spacecraft... (re: George Lucas)

Robotic Surgeons Outperform Human Surgeons
'...the objects moving about so gently and putting their instruments away were not living beings, but robots.' - John Russell Fearn (re: John Russell Fearn)

In Your Orchard, Do You Want Buzzing Suction Drones, OR Dick's Claw Hand Drones?
'Something that gleamed, shiny metal, gleamed and clicked as it turned toward her.' - Philip K. Dick, 1960. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Microbial Protein Production More Efficient Than Crops
'It's the food situation I'm worried about...' - James Blish, 1950. (re: James Blish)

The Sample Transfer Arm (STA), A Unique Mars Robot
'...a cranelike arm reached out. Grasping steel fingers fished around...' - Clifford Simak, 1944. (re: Clifford Simak)

CyberOne Robot By Xiaomi vs. Optimus Robot By Tesla
'I shall introduce myself... I am a robot.' - Isaac Asimov, 1953. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Giving Snakes Their Legs Back
Then some unknown race had chanced upon the dreamers and decided to 'help them out.' - Vernor Vinge, 1992. (re: Vernor Vinge)

'Ring Nation' Show Predicted By William Gibson In 1999
'... you had your trademark Lucky Dragon Global Interactive Video Column outside.' (re: William Gibson)

SolarXOne Solar-Powered Drone Flies (almost) Forever
'It's an Indian Air Force drone; its solar cells could power an entire farm.' - Interstellar. (re: Various)

Video! Chess Robot Breaks Opponent's Finger In Match
'A robot may not injure a human being.' - Isaac Asimov, 1942. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Virtual Co-Embodyment - Two People Control One Virtual Body
'...we were supposed to be forming five unit composites first.' - Robert Sheckley, 1995. (re: Robert Sheckley)

The Wanderer: Eyebot From Fallout, Eye From Zelazny
'We send our eyes on their appointed rounds, and they can hover or soar or back up...' - Roger Zelazny, 1966. (re: Roger Zelazny)

Experts Decry Planet-Scale Schemes To Limit Global Heating
'Light from the sun hit those little spheres and bounced.' - Neal Stephenson, 2021. (re: Neal Stephenson)

OrganEx Revives The Organs In Dead Pig
'Wakened into half-life activity one hour a month...' - Philip K. Dick, 1969. (re: Philip K. Dick)

NAVER Labs Haptic Device 2.0 Robot vs. IKEA
'... the two pairs of waldoes in the screen followed in exact, simultaneous parallelism.' - Robert Heinlein, 1942. (re: )

Spaceships Should Last So Long
'THE SPACE VESSEL was traveling swiftly… For over five thousand years they had Voyaged on and on.’ - E.C. Tubb, 1955. (re: E.C. Tubb)

Shine On, Portable Wind Turbine
'Sometimes a man has a windmill on his roof...' - John Jacob Astor IV, 1894. (re: John Jacob Astor IV)

Amazing Indoor Robotic Drones Mimic Dolphins and Whales
'They circled the vast audiences, dancing, twittering, chirping...' - Clarence Edward Heller, 1930. (re: Clarence Edward Heller)

Space Station Shutters
'The sun-quilt was a patchwork of colors and materials on the inward side, but silvered on the outward side...' - Fritz Leiber, 1961. (re: Fritz Leiber)

Tiny Mining - Extract Precious Industrial Minerals From Your Own Body
'Jim, I saw them reduce four of my doctors and nurses into those little cubes!' - Gene Roddenberry, 1968. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

MIT Proposes Space Bubbles To Combat Climate Change, Misses The Point Of Space Bubbles
'Fats Jordan was hanging in the center of the Big Glass Balloon, hugging his guitar to his massive black belly above his purple shorts.' - Fritz Leiber, 1961. (re: Fritz Leiber)

Tianjin Solar Vehicle From Hanergy (2022) Looking Like Heinlein's (1940)
'When confronted by hills, or rough terrain, it did not stop, but simply slowed until the task demanded equaled its steady power output.' - Robert Heinlein, 1940. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Study Reveals Effect Of Space Travel On The Brain
'... the brain is no longer subjected to the accustomed pull, and it expands slightly in all directions.' - Hugo Gernsback, 1929. (re: Hugo Gernsback)

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)

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