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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 Supercharger 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
‘Two miles wide, two miles long, and two miles high is eight cubic miles.’ Louis Tucker, 1929. (re: Louis Tucker)

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: Max Valier)

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
' 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)

Pneupard Feline Pneumatic Quadruped Robot
'The legs are long, curled way up to deliver power, like a cheetah's.'- (re: William Gibson)

India Opts For Nationwide Iris Scanning
'The road you're on, John Anderton, is the one less traveled...'- Steven Spielberg, 2002. (re: Steven Spielberg)

Robotic Rat Bully Aids Depression Research
'...they called it an Aggressive Menace, but by then it was too late.'- Harlan Ellison, 1967. (re: Harlan Ellison)

Systemic Computer Is Self-Repairing
'More complex... Much superior. I was left here by the Old Ones.'- Gene Roddenberry, 1966. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

IfIHadGlass - I'd Make PKD's Cephscope
'in Bob Arctor's living room his thousand dollar custom-quality cephscope crafted by Altec...'- Philip K. Dick, 1977. (re: Philip K. Dick)

China's PLA Unit 61398 Working On Kuang Grade Mark Eleven Penetration Program
'When Kuang's good and bellytight with the Tessier-Ashpool core, we're ridin' that through...'- William Gibson, 1984. (re: William Gibson)

Male Moths Cruise For Girls In Robotic Vehicle
'Someone had put them on mobile platforms, the skrodes.'- Vernor Vinge, 1992. (re: Vernor Vinge)

American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Robots
'Mankind treats us like machines... then melts us for scrap. There must be an end to this.'- Harry Harrison, 1959. (re: Harry Harrison)

AI 'Doctor' System Better Than Human
'But they got him into the autodoc anyway.'- Larry Niven, 1970. (re: Larry Niven)

Could You Kill A Robot With Human Characteristics?
'My mind is going... I can feel it...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

EU Parliament Requires Electric Cars To Make Noise
'...a sound tape to supply the noise of a soi-disant "[internal combustion]" engine...'- Robert Heinlein, 1985. (re: Robert Heinlein)

ISS Smart SPHERES Operated By Remote Control From Earth
'Hocus-pocus religions and archaic weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side.'- George Lucas, 1976. (re: George Lucas)

Laser-Armed Robots To Do Weed Control
"Got yourself a runaway pest controller.' ... 'Any armament?'- Michael Crichton, 1985. (re: Michael Crichton)

Cuddlebot Knows 9 Touch Gestures
'She could feel just the slightest vibration from its motor.'- Brian Aldiss, 1969. (re: Brian Aldiss)

Will Google Glass Use Bone Conduction
'Sound vibrations transmitted directly to the osseous tissue of the body.'- Hugo Gernsback, 1924. (re: Hugo Gernsback)

Black Hornet Nano UAV Used By British Troops
'The Scarab paused on its perch for a moment...'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1936. (re: Raymond Z Gallun)

One Terabyte Thumbdrive - DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0
'The Schrön loop was tiny, no larger than my thumbnail, and very expensive.'- Dan Simmons, 1989. (re: Dan Simmons)

Very Large Structure - A Megamachine
'Soon the city was lumbering in hot pursuit, a moving mountain of metal which rose in seven tiers like layers of a wedding cake...'- Philip Reeves, 2003 (re: Philip Reeve)

Project Your Personality In Photos
'...portraiture reproduced through a shigawire projector that is ... said to convey the ego essence.'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Don't Miss The Planetary Show!
'...the human race was fortunate to have seen such a wonder; it could exist for only a brief moment of time.'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

DNA Data Storage Is Robust, Scalable
What knowledge would we seek to pass down the ages, encoded in life's DNA? (re: Barbara Hambly)

Robotic Dog, Cat For Cornell Sim-Based Veterinarian Hospital
'... the fakes are beginning to be darn near real, what with those disease circuits they're building into the new ones.'- Philip K. Dick, 1968. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Deep Space Industries To Mine Asteroids
' a few minutes a hole had been dug in the comparatively light soil of the asteroid.'- Garrett P. Serviss, 1898. (re: Garrett P. Serviss)

Anti-Drone Hoodies And Burqas Counter Surveillance
No, this isn't the citizen you're looking for. (re: Various)

Telescopes With Liquid Mirrors Go Mainstream
'The bowl contained mercury. As the container spun on its perfectly balanced axis, centrifugal force caused the mercury to spread...'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1934. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Human 'Quadruple Helix' DNA
'Their genetic structure, based on the quadruple sterated octohelix...'- Douglas Adams, 1978. (re: Douglas Adams)

Hybrid Memory Cube Is Speedy And Compact
'One Welton fine-grain memory cube would record all I could say over the next ten years...'- Robert Heinlein, 1973. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Grace, MSU's Energy-Efficient Robofish
'The Mitsubishi turbot wriggled, as if alive.'- Michael Swanwick, 2002. (re: Michael Swanwick)

Superomniphobic Fabrics Are Super Clean
'Most gentlemen's and ladies' gloves nowadays were constructed of infinitesimal fabricules that knew how to eject dirt...'- Neal Stephenson, 1995 (re: Neal Stephenson)

Filabot Turns Dull Plastic Junk To 3D Printed Shiny
'Whenever Nell's clothes got too small for her, Harv would pitch them into the deke bin and then have the M.C. make new ones.'-Neal Stephenson, 1995. (re: Neal Stephenson)

DARPA's Upward Falling Payload Like Leinster's Wabbler
'The Wabbler plunged into the water... It dived swiftly... slowly, it settled downward.'- Murray Leinster, 1942. (re: Murray Leinster)

Precursor To Life Found In Space Cloud
'By and large, one only expects intelligent life to exist in a diffuse gaseous medium...'- Fred Hoyle, 1957. (re: Fred Hoyle)

First Bookless Public Library?
'No longer was it possible to browse among shelves, to weigh volumes in hand, to feel their heft, the promise of ponderous reading.'- Stanislaw Lem, 1961. (re: Stanislaw Lem)

Sorry, No Death Star - Obama Administration
''But it's too big to be a space station,' Solo objected.'- George Lucas, 1976. (But don't forget Doc Smith, scientifiction fans!) (re: George Lucas)

ARED Keeps ISS Astronauts Fit
'Joe got out the gravity-simulator harnesses... set for full Earth-gravity simulation.'- Murray Leinster, 1953. (re: Murray Leinster)

'STANDUP' Computer Comedian
'The potentiometers indicated the machine's lyrical capacitance was charged to the maximum...'- Stanislaw Lem, 1965 (re: Stanislaw Lem)

Uploading Minds For Interstellar Travel
'I want him to get her whole life printed...'- Cordwainer Smith, 1962. (re: Cordwainer Smith)

Asteroid To Orbit Moon?
'[Asteroid] Eighty-eight received a series of gentle pats, always on the side headed along her course.' - Robert Heinlein, 1939 (re: Robert Heinlein)

E-Book Reading Up - Print Book Reading Down
'You press this button here you see and the screen lights up giving you the index.'- Douglas Adams, 1979. (re: Douglas Adams)

'Neuristor' Acts Like Your Brain's Neurons
'He had constructed an organ, a brain, of metal, entirely inorganic and lifeless, yet whose atomic structure he claimed was analogous to the atomic structure of a living brain.'- Edmond Hamilton, 1926. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

Can't Wait For My Robot Dragonfly!
'It studied its surroundings, transmitting to its manipulator... all that it heard through its ear microphones and saw with its minute vision tubes.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1936. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Below Absolute Zero? Gas Is Negative-Kelvin Material
'From absolute zero, just where can the temperature drop to?'- Alan E. Nourse, 1951. (re: Alan E. Nourse)

Army Wants Black Blacker Than Black
'Well, we have a black coating now that’s ninety-nine percent absorptive...'- Doc Smith, 1940. (re: Doc Smith)

Santa's Robotic Workshop
'a miniature sleigh, with eight tiny robotic reindeer...' (re: Various)

3D Printing Is Here - Pay For The Printer!
'On the concrete platform, in front of the dying Biltong, lay a heap of originals to be duplicated.'- Philip K. Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Father And Daughter Have Telepathic Talk
'We will add your biological and technological distictiveness to our own...'- The Borg, 1988 (re: Gene Roddenberry)

Swarms Of Ping Pong Ball-sized Robots: Updated!
Sergeant Major Zero and Zeroid 18 salute you! (re: Various)

Robot Fabrication In Architecture RobArch 2012
Robots will build the future -starting with the buildings. (re: Michael Crichton)

iTube Platform Lets You Test Your Food
and the unobtrusive inspections with tiny remote-cast snoopers...- Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Custom Cartilage Via 3D Printer
Bespoke body parts? Print what you need. (re: Larry Niven)

LCD-based Smart Contact Lens Display
'You've got DreamTime technology in contact lenses? That's not available to the public!'- Niven and Barnes, 1992. (re: Niven and Barnes)

Supercut Helmet Oddity Space Helmet Mashup
'He took the glass-fronted space helmet...'- Manly Wade Wellman, 1931. (re: Edmond Hamilton)

Nano Retina Retinal Implant
'Have a retinal vid-screen installed in your least-used eye...'- Philip K. Dick, 1954. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Deceptive Robots Learn Lying From Squirrels
'HAL was told to lie - by people who find it easy to lie.'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Pepper The Parrot's Bird Buggy
'Someone had put them on mobile platforms, the skrodes.'- Vernor Vinge, 1992. (re: Vernor Vinge)

Sean Jean 'Fashion Video Name Tag' Fleece
Why not a display to go with your sleeve communicator? Murray Leinster would have been down with it. (re: Murray Leinster)

Fresh Veggies, Fresh Air For Mars
'What better purifying machine is there than a plot of grass?'- George O. Smith, 1942. (re: George O. Smith)

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