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Home Made Lightsaber?
'Instantly the disk put forth a blue-white beam as thick around as his thumb.'-George Lucas, 1976 (re: George Lucas)

Mock Drone Attack On German Chancellor
Try reading 'Kill Decision' to get another viewpoint on drone technology. (re: Daniel Suarez)

Control Your Dog Remotely
Your mutt will handle like a neodog with this advanced hardware and software. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Chinese Test UAV-based Parcel Courier Service
'...an aerial diaper service that flew diapers to rural homes...'- EB White, 1950. (re: EB White)

New Robot Threat - They Make You Love Them
Have you checked your feelings towards robots lately? (re: Philip K. Dick)

Self-Healing Polymer Works Without Catalyst
'It even had an inter-skin layer of gum that could seal the punctures...'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1951. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Eye-Controlled Data Glasses
I've been reading about being able to have useful information overlaid onto my view of the world for years. (re: Neal Stephenson)

When Do I Get My Cheap, Flexible Touchscreen?
'Bud ... snapped at it with his fingernail. New mediaglyphics appeared...'- Neal Stephenson, 1995. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Living Human Kidneys 3D-Printed In China
Next thing you know, you'll be able to print your own organs at home... (re: Philip K. Dick)

Electronic License Plates For California By Smart Plate Mobile
Another science fiction prediction come to life! (re: Daniel Suarez)

Biosensing Clothing Listens To Your Heart
I'm thinking that Rudy Rucker should have one of these... (re: Rudy Rucker)

Biomimetic Artificial Muscles
The robots of tomorrow may have super-strength, thanks to this research. (re: HG Wells)

'Smart Sock' From Owlet Baby Care
'In every diaper there is a fine copper wire...'- David H. Keller, 1928. (re: David H. Keller)

360Specs Virtual Reality Glasses From Smartphones
From Ray Latypov, the inventor of the Virtusphere. (re: Bruce Sterling)

Elon Musk Creates Parts With Gestures Like Iron Man
For some men, tomorrow is too long to wait for the future. (re: Various)

Calling Google's RoboTaxi
'The taxi utilized sophisticated electronic sensors to perceive its surroundings...'- Allan Dean Foster, 2006. (re: Allan Dean Foster)

Mobiserv Social Companion Robot
'Behind Norton came a withered old woman. Beside her moved a gleaming robant...'- Philip K. Dick, 1953. (re: Philip K Dick)

Pasona Office Building Is An Urban Farm
To what extremes of temperature and humidity would you accede in order to be more green? (re: Pohl and Kornbluth)

RoboThespian - Robot Comedian Wants Louis CK's Job
Even on microwire that file of jokes took up a lot of space...- William Tenn, 1951. (re: William Tenn)

SpaceX Grasshopper Divert Video
Isn't this the way that rocket ships were meant to land? (re: )

A Forced Air-Cooled Jacket?
'He went to the hall closet to get his pith helmet and his mandatory cooling-unit...'- Philip K. Dick, 1964. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Lawmaker License Plates Invisible To Traffic Cams
'Gragg's digital ink license plates flicked from California to Oregon vanity tags that read GECCO...'- Daniel Suarez, 2009. (re: Robert Heinlein)

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

Plantscraper From Plantagon
'A towering eighty-story structure like the office "In-and-Out" baskets stacked up to the sky.'- Pohl and Kornbluth, 1952. (re: Pohl and Kornbluth)

The STAR Robot - From Minority Report?
Pretty close match, functionally speaking. (re: Steven Spielberg)

The Most Expensive Burger Ever Made?
'the carniculture plant where any kind of animal tissue we wanted was grown--Terran pork and beef and poultry...'- H. Beam Piper, 1962. (re: Various)

Tattoo Biosensor Warns Athletes Of 'The Wall'
For extreme athletes only. For now. (re: Nolan and Johnson)

Self-Assembling Robot Swarm
'...the Sheen Robots assemble themselves when the signal to do it is registered by them.'- James Schmitz, 1966. (re: James Schmitz)

AIREAL Lets You Feel Virtual Objects In The Open Air
'Startled, he touched his mouth. 'How the devil did you do that?' he shouted.'- Frederick Pohl, 1965. (re: Frederick Pohl)

75 Percent Of Americans Prefer Paper Books!
'The books were crystals with recorded contents.'- Stanislaw Lem, 1961. (re: Stanislaw Lem)

Samsung 840 Evo 1TB Solid-State Drive
'A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres in a Schrön loop.'- Dan Simmons, 1989. (re: Dan Simmons)

First (Nonfictional) Stainless Steel Robot With 7 DOF
'I am not stupid you know. They cannot make things like that yet.'- James Cameron. 1984. (re: James Cameron)

Computer Simulates Daydreaming
Perhaps you will dream of HAL, just as I often do.- Arthur C. Clarke, 1982. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Robotic Snake Inspects Nuclear Plant
'It did not look alive and it did not look dead.'- Greg Bear, 2007. (re: Various)

Bionic Ear 3D Printed
The ultimate hearing aid. (re: Various)

Smart Diapers Help Spot Disease
'In every diaper there is a fine copper wire...'- David H. Keller, 1928. (re: David H. Keller)

Electronic Skin For Human Prosthetics
'It's all sheathed about with piezo-electric radar mesentery...'- Roger Zelazny, 1966. (re: Roger Zelazny)

New Global Century Center: China's Truman Show Venue
We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.- The Truman Show. (re: Various)

Hyperloop Transport Proposed By Tesla's Elon Musk
'...an hollow tube must be constructed the whole distance... of such dimensions as to admit a four wheeled carriage...'- George Medhurst, 1812. (re: Robert Heinlein)

SolePower Insole Generates Power By Walking
'...the action of the heel-powered pumps that drove his stillsuit.'- Frank Herbert, 1969 (re: Frank Herbert)

Did Humans Result from Pig-Chimp Hybridization?
Is it possible that human origins can be best explained by hybridization between swine and chimpanzees? (re: Alan E. Nourse)

SKYLON Space Plane Gets Boost
'They were more airplane than spaceship...'- Robert Heinlein, 1951. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Transparent Smartphone Prototype From Polytron
See through this future phone in a video. (re: H.G. Wells)

Self-Building, Self-Tooling, Autonomous Manufacturing
'The machinery was building a miniature replica of the demolished factory.'- Philip K. Dick, 1953. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Ultrasonic Noise Betrays ISS Leaks
Gentlemen, Be Seated! (re: Robert Heinlein)

Robonaut To Get Eight-Legged Spidernaut Configuration?
'The eight thin metallic legs were pointed downwards, balanced delicately...'- Charles Sheffield, 1979. (re: Charles Sheffield)

Robot Fish Now With Autonomous 3D Swimming
'With one fluid motion, it surged forward, plunged, and was gone.'- Michael Swanwick, 2002. (re: Michael Swanwick)

Robot To Detect The Source Of Odors
'The Electric Hound snuffed down the last trail, silent as a drift of death itself...'- Ray Bradbury, 1953. (re: Ray Bradbury)

Intraoral Tongue Drive System
'The operation that had transformed half his body... had located the control switchboard in his teeth.'- Alfred Bester, 1956. (re: Alfred Bester)

Preorder Recon Jet - It's Heavy Duty Glass
'All displays are thrown on a mirror in front of your forehead...'- Robert Heinlein, 1959. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Flexible Smartphone Displays From LG
'She set up a screen: a television that unrolled like a poster.'- Larry Niven, 1976. (re: Larry Niven)

Self-Burying Robots - What Could Go Wrong?
'Some of the little claws were learning to hide themselves, burrowing down into the ash...'- Philip K. Dick, 1953 (re: Philip K. Dick)

Not Going To Google IO
'Those who could not come in person would watch these proceedings via the glittering transmitter eyes...'- Frank Herbert, 1977. (re: Frank Herbert)

NSA Data Mining And 'Cybernetic Water Witches'
'He was an intuitive fisher of patterns of information...'- William Gibson, 1996. (re: William Gibson)

Artificial Magnetic Monopoles Created
Could monopoles exist in nature? Might they be found in exotic materials in space? (re: Larry Niven)

ZenRobotics Sorts Trash With Artificial Intelligence
'They're just plain lifting robots and not too brainy, but good enough to recognize most things they pick up...'- Harry Harrison, 1956. (re: Harry Harrison)

The F-Bike Flies!
'The flycycles... a pair of four foot spheres joined by the constriction that held the saddle.'- Larry Niven, 1970. (re: Larry Niven)

Is Noam Chomsky As Paranoid As Philip K. Dick?
'I'm Bill Behren... Operator of fly 33408...'- Philip K. Dick, 1964. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Low-Cost, Implantable Electronics Get Closer
Better coatings need to become a reality, before science-fictional devices can come into being. (re: Samuel R. Delany)

'Marauder's Map' Created By Carnegie Melllon
'Is that Dumbledore in his study?' (re: J.K. Rowling)

Cheetah Cub Robot From PKD's Android Dreams
'What about an exact electric duplicate of your cat?'- Philip K. Dick, 1968. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Dead Cellphone? Try Solar-Powered Public Charging Stations
'Then he saw the geek ... leaning against one of the slender stalks of a sunshade-photocell collector...'- David Brin, 1990. (re: David Brin)

Hungry? Grow Nutritious Insects At Home
'...I balked when my wife served me termites.'- David Brin, 1994. (re: David Brin)

Snowboarding On Mars? Heinlein Was Ready
How long ago did Robert Heinlein write about skiing on dry alien worlds? (re: Robert Heinlein)

Orwell's '1984' Hits Bestseller Lists Thanks To PRISM
'There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment.'- George Orwell, 1948. (re: George Orwell)

Roboroach Control? There's An App For That
'A cable, here, from the controller to the interface plug... wires from that to the brain.'- Thomas Easton, 1990. (re: Thomas A. Easton)

Court OK's DNA Collection Like 'Gattaca'
DNA sampling is not the same as fingerprinting. Do you agree with this? (re: Andrew Niccol)

Squid Vs. Whale Diorama Liked By Humans, Aliens
'Everything was ready, awaiting the Overlords' pleasure...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1953. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Iceberg Harvesting Off Newfoundland's Coast
'Five hundred billion gallons worth of Antarctic iceberg had been towed into Santa Monica Bay.'- Pournelle and Niven, 1981. (re: Pournelle and Niven)

Sony's A4-Sized Flexible Digital Paper Notepad
'...he would plug his foolscap-sized Newspad into the ship's information circuit and scan the latest reports...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Contact Lens Video Display Electronics Now Transparent
'He realized that it was not quite a clear lens. Speckles of colored brightness swirled and gathered in it...'- Vernor Vinge, 2006. (re: Niven & Barnes)

Tesla's Supercharge Station Plan
'To recharge the batteries, which can be done in almost every town and village...'- John Jacob Astor IV, 1894. (re: John Jacob Astor IV)

Millimeter-Scale Computing For 'Internet of Things'
'In their megalomania they thought to make the very sand beneath their feet intelligent...'- Stanislaw Lem, 1965. (re: Stanislaw Lem)

Your Own Handheld Biosensor
'I'm gonna do a hand-held Boink, real quick,' Littleberry said'- Richard Preston, 1997. (re: Richard Preston)

DARPA's Warrior Web
'Earth's scientists solved the problem to some extent by devising rigid metallic clothing not unlike armor...'- Edmond Hamilton, 1932. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

Chris Hadfield, Space Oddity And Space Lawyers
'Had incorporated himself, in fact, under the laws of Vesta.'- Nat Schachner, 1941. (re: Nat Schachner)

Oceanwings For Underwater Human Flight
'He flexed his legs, the massive flukes thrust back jerkily in response...'- David Brin, 1979. (re: David Brin)

CurvACE Artificial Compound Insect Eye
'...transmitting to its manipulator, far away now, all that it ... saw with its minute vision tubes.'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1936. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Sweat Be Gone! Non-Wetting Fabric
'The skin-contact layer is porous.'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

German Firm Seeks To Recruit Autistics
Large corporations seem to be learning that people with autism can have unique strengths. (re: Elizabeth Moon)

NASA Supports Pizza Printer
Is it extra with printed pepperoni? (re: Gene Roddenberry)

Could Ground-Based Lasers De-Orbit Space Junk?
'Then their lasers vaporized the smaller satellites...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1978. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

'Hello, Computer!' Google Now Highlighted at IO13
'Hello, computer!'- Gene Roddenberry, 1986. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

MIT Robot Cheetah Video Shows Gait Transition
'The legs are long, curled way up to deliver power, like a cheetah's.'- Neal Stephenson, 1992. (re: Neal Stephenson)

TrackingPoint Smart Rifle
Not your typical 'smart bullet' approach. (re: Various)

Sky City's 220 Stories Are Go
'It rested among green parklands and... stood in total isolation, a glittering block of whites and flashing windows dotted with colors.'- Pournelle and Niven, 1981 (re: Pournelle and Niven)

CARMAT Bioprosthetic Total Human Heart Replacement
'George Walt's corporate existence proved the workability of wholly mechanical organs...'- Philip K. Dick, 1964. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Personal Sniffer Robots
'...The ticking combinations of the olfactory system of the hound.'- Ray Bradbury, 1953. (re: Ray Bradbury)

Physical Exam? We've Got Apps
See the future of handheld, personal medical devices used with your smartphone. (re: Robert Silverberg)

The Interplanetary Internet, Vint Cerf Speaking
'This was the center of Interplanetary Communications.'- George O. Smith, 1942. (re: George O. Smith)

Drosophila Robotica, The Mechanical Fly
'... the Scarab [flying robot] buzzed into the great workroom as any intruding insect might...'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1936. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Robo-Raven Flapping Wing Robot Bird
'When he had first built them, they had been crude indeed, flying mechanisms with little more than a reflex-response unit.'- Philip E. High, 1968. (re: Philip E. High)

Japan's Nursing Home Robot Plan
Let's make the Roujin Z-0001 Robotic Bed! (re: Katsuhiro Otomo)

Samsung Smart TVs With Gesture Control
'He waved his hand and the circuit switched abruptly.'- Philip K. Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Swiss HCPVT Giant Photovoltaic 'Flower'
'...leaning against one of the slender stalks of a sunshade-photocell collector.'- David Brin, 1990. (re: David Brin)

Mini-Livers Made By 3D Printer
Organlegging may not be the growth industry that some fear. (re: Larry Niven)

Smartphone Sensor System Tracks Gunfire
'Sound trackers on the roof could zero in on weapons action...'-Greg Bear, 2007. (re: Greg Bear)

Bacteria Now Make Biofuel Like Oil
'They have ... germs that eat pretty near anything, and produce oil as a waste product.'- Hal Clement, 1950. (re: Hal Clement)

Peel And Stick Thin Film Solar Cells
'It turns sunlight into electricity, just like any solar power converter, but you spray it on.'- Larry Niven, 1995. (re: Larry Niven)

A Big Collection Of Small Books
'Black, oblong, no larger than the end of Paul's thumb... It's a very old Orange Catholic Bible made for space travelers.'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Mu-Gripper Microsurgical 'Robots'
'It took about seven minutes ... for the cookie cutters to be randomly distributed throughout the victim's organs and limbs.'- Neal Stephenson, 1995. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Bartendro Robot Bartender
'He sipped the cognac that the robot bartender handed him...'- Alfred Bester, 1956. (re: Harry Harrison)

Implantable Bioengineered Rat Kidney Tested
'Probably Runciter's body contained a dozen artiforgs...'- Philip K. Dick, 1969. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Microbattery Extreme High Performance
'To this Foyle affixed a power pack the size of a pea and switched it on.'- Alfred Bester, 1956. (re: Alfred Bester)

Fujitsu Touchscreen Mixes Real And Virtual Worlds
'His hands flashed over the keyboard - it had not been there a moment before, but it was operative...'- Frederik Pohl, 1965. (re: Frederik Pohl)

Take An Infinite Walk In Flexible Spaces
'The walls began to purr and recede into crystalline distance, it seemed, and presently an African veldt appeared...'- Ray Bradbury, 1951. (re: Ray Bradbury)

The i-limb Ultra Revolution Prosthetic Hand
'This one was of course superior in that it provided a specialized variety of interchangeable hands...'- Philip K. Dick, 1965. (re: Philip K. Dick)

SHEPHERD-MIL, A Birdlike Soaring UAV
'When he had first built them, they had been crude indeed, flying mechanisms with little more than a reflex-response unit.'- Philip E. High, 1968. (re: Philip E. High)

Projo Robot Teaching Assistant
'The mechanical teacher was on and waiting for her.'- Isaac Asimov, 1950. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Nanowire Memristor Networks Form 'Brains'
'He had constructed ... a brain, of metal... whose atomic structure he claimed was analogous to the atomic structure of a living brain.'- Edmond Hamilton, 1926. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

Navy Shoots Down Drone, With Help From Dr. Benton Quest
Okay, so maybe it's not quite a parapower ray gun - but it works, in the real world. (re: Various)

Speeding Ticket Robots To Cite Autonomous Cars?
'There is no danger of a vehicle's speed exceeding that allowed in the section in which it happens to be...'- John Jacob Astor IV, 1894. (re: John Jacob Astor IV)

'Bio-Ink' For Printing Human Organs
'For a while your colonists will have to come up to the Hospital to get treatment with the ramrobot symbiots...'- Larry Niven, 1968. (re: Larry Niven)

Coman Bully-Resistant Robot
'It makes me wonder if we're not seeing the beginning of a new species... The race to come after man.'- Philip K. Dick, 1953. (re: Philip K. Dick)

30-Day Trip To Mars?
'The Federation Ship Champion... made the crossing under Lyle Drive in only nineteen days.'- Robert Heinlein, 1961. (re: Robert Heinlein)

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. (re: Charles Stross)

PETMAN Robot Marches On
'Dressed in Morey's own sports knickers and golfing shoes, the robot solemnly hit a ball against the wall... again, over and again.'- Frederik Pohl, 1954. (re: Frederik Pohl)

HP 3D Display Images Hover Above Device
'Instantly there appeared standing upon the disk... a lifesize and moving and stereoscopically perfect image...'- Edmond Hamilton, 1928. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

US Census Will Be Online In 2020
'Most would be in English, but some would be in Spanish, some in Amerind languages, some in Chinese...'- John Brunner, 1975. (re: John Brunner)

SimSensei Plus Kinnect Equals PKD's Voight-Kampff?
'We know this to be a primary autonomic response...'- Philip K. Dick, 1968. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Universal Translator: Google Translate Has 51 Offline Language Packs
He immediately turned the small shining disc of the Language Rectifier on his instrument till the pointer rested on 'French.'- Hugo Gernsback, 1911. (re: Hugo Gernsback)

Youthful Brain With A Flip Of A Molecular Switch
I need all the brain plasticity I can get. (re: Jeffrey D. Kooistra)

Never Eat Food Again - Just Soylent
'It is nourishment in the only rational form.'- Edward Page Mitchell, 1879 (re: Edward Page Mitchell)

Salamandra Robotica II Crawls Onto Land
'He's taken the mining worm apart...'- Emmett McDowel, 1946. (re: Philip K. Dick)

PAAL Artificial Lung And Blood Pump Under Development
'George Walt's corporate existence proved the workability of wholly mechanical organs...'- Philip K. Dick, 1964. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Russia's Self-Contained Nuclear Lighthouses
'They don't break down. They never break down. They were built for eternity.'- Isaac Asimov, 1951. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Terrifying Robot Snake's Flying, Coiling Attack
'The coil on the table appeared to be a snake... It did not look alive and it did not look dead.'- Greg Bear, 2009. (re: Greg Bear)

Veti-Gel Closes Wounds, Starts Healing
'It's done miracles. It can patch up a smashed and broken body...'- Clifford Simak, 1961. (re: CLifford Simak)

Elon Musk's Debt To Science Fiction Books
A marvelous vision of a national fleet of electric phaetons that would truly revolutionize motor transport. And private space craft. (re: Various)

Ecovacs Winbot 7 Window-Cleaning Robot
'There were the 'window cleaners,' with large padded feet...', Arthur C. Clarke, 1972. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Robots Race Ahead - On Cockroach Legs
Robots will one day keep their balance as well (or better) than you and I. (re: Michael Crichton)

RoboEarth Cloud Engine Makes Local Bots Smarter
' 'Yes, sir, said Henry, and assumed the curious absent look of a robot talking on the TBR [Talk Between Robots] circuits...'- Frederik Pohl, 1954. (re: Frederik Pohl)

RoboBee Swarm Replaces Pollinating Insects?
'With a buzz that any uninformed person would have mistaken for that of a beetle, it started out on its journey.'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1936. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array - And Fred Hoyle
'Scientifically it would all make a lot more sense in Chile.'- Sir Fred Hoyle, 1973. (re: Fred Hoyle)

Students! NASA's Space Radiation Challenge Is On
'The rocket-water tanks - all around us... that saved us?'- John W. Campbell, 1936. (re: John W. Campbell)

Space Food, Canadian Style
'The Oort cloud was made up of millions of megaton-sized servings of chow.'- Frederik Pohl, 1980. (re: Frederik Pohl)

Neurological Engineering - Creating Silicon Substrates For Brain Replacement
"They all seemed to have carbon sockets planted behind the left ear..."- William Gibson, 1984. (re: William Gibson)

Durable Medical Sensors Printed Onto Skin
'...she has had a subdermal pattern of micro-channels implanted.'- Paul Di Filippo, 1985. (re: Paul Di Filippo)

Can Sirtuins Block The Aging Process?
'...some rare ones actually grow younger when they take the series.'- Roger Zelazny, 1966. (re: Roger Zelazny)

Looking For Local Extraterrestrials
'...one day the Face of God awoke... He opened His single Eye.'- Niven and Pournelle, 1974. (re: Niven and Pournelle)

SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Lands On Its Tail
Landing on their tailfins is how rockets were meant to fly. (re: Various)

MIT's Cheetah Robot Runs Easier Than Real Cheetah
Different from Boston Dynamics' robot! 'The legs are long, curled way up to deliver power, like a cheetah's.'- Neal Stephenson, 1992. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Wireless Brain-Computer Interface
'I used my implant to tell MILLIE [a mainframe computer] what we wanted and she took care of it," Art said.'- Pournelle and Niven, 1981. (re: Pournelle & Niven)

New SimCity On Global Rollout
'... you gave him a whole civilization to rule and have dominion over forever?'- Stanislaw Lem, 1965. (re: Stanislaw Lem)

Married Couples! Want To Go To Mars?
'...someone who was willing to look up for him the names of single female volunteers who might (with him) complete a crew...'- Robert Heinlein, 1961. (re: Robert Heinlein)

BMW Plans Fully Autonomous Cars By 2025
'She woke just before the signal from the car which would have called her... '- Robert Heinlein, 1941. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Rats Communicate Brain-to-Brain
'Very useful gadget, but you can communicate with a computer about as well with a good briefcase console.'- Pournelle and Niven, 1981. (re: Pournelle & Niven)

Space-Based Solar Power May Yet Happen
'Immediately beneath it hung the photosynthesis stations and the machinery for generating power from solar radiation.'- Olaf Stapledon 1937. (re: Olaf Stapledon)

MYO Armband Provides Control For Your Phone, UAV
'Sensitive actuators touch the tendons in your right wrist.'- Harry Harrison, 1960. (re: Harry Harrison)

Robotic Bat Wing
'...they stirred, almost simultaneously, as if shaken by a sudden breeze. They began to flex their wings.'- Roger Zelazny, 1980. (re: Roger Zelazny)

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