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XPrize's Diamandis Implants RFID Tag In Hand
'People in Manhattan have replaced their Freedom Card with a radio-frequency chip about the size of a vitamin pill.'- John Twelve Hawks, 2014. (re: John Twelve Hawks)

Lightpaper Way Thinner Than OLED
'You have this on Siwenna?'- Isaac Asimov, 1952. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Foodini 3D Printer
''...Food slot gave him flat reddish-brown bricks.'- Larry Niven, 1970. (re: Larry Niven)

Parrot Bebop Drone Pairs With Your Smartphone
'Over a radius of several miles Sonya's raytron apparatus could direct its flight [using] an image of all that the lens eye saw.'- Ray Cummings, 1928. (re: Ray Cummings)

SCRIBE Enables Distributed Genomically Encoded Memory
Genomic DNA for analog, rewritable, and flexible memory. (re: Barbara Hambly)

Artisanal 3D Printing By Martha Stewart
'Nanofax AG offers a technology that digitally reproduces objects, physically, at a distance.'- William Gibson, 1999. (re: William Gibson)

Knightscope Robot Security Guards Ready
'A robot guard appeared, streaking toward them across the field.'- Philip K. Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Bullet-Proof Kevlar Woven Electronics
'Check the watch imprinted on his sleeve...'- Niven and Barnes, 1981. (re: Niven and Barnes)

USAF 'BATMAN' Wrist Display
'The tiny screen in the bracelet's center...'- Roger Zelazny, 1980. (re: Roger Zelazny)

CoBots - Collaborative Robots Ask Humans For Help
'Whenever a robot finds something it can't identify... You give it a good look.'- Harry Harrison, 1956. (re: Harry Harrison)

'Digital Drugs' (Like Herbert's Semuta?) Dismays Saudis
'The effect (described as timeless, sustained ecstasy) is elicited by certain atonal vibrations...'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Mind Control Of Gene Expression In Mice
'We used your thought images almost entirely...'- Robert Heinlein, 1941. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Nixie Wrist-Ready Flying Selfie-Cam Drone
'He set his camera to follow him...' (re: Karen Traviss)

DARPA Wants Airborne Launch Facility For Drones
This was tried with recon craft in WWII. (re: Daniel Suarez)

Lit Motors Self-Balancing Motorcycle
'He had never ridden any motorized device that lacked onboard steering and balance systems...'- Bruce Sterling, 1998. (re: Bruce Sterling)

Neuromorphic Brain-Chip Takes Flight
'Cultured brains on a slab.'- Peter Watts, 1999 (re: Peter Watts)

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