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Via Virtual Reality, Mother Encounters Deceased Daughter
'But that barrier was going to melt away someday soon. The transhumanists had promised...' - Stephen Baxter, 2008. (re: Stephen Baxter)

Clothes That Do Photosynthesis
'Clothes are no longer made from dead fibers of fixed color and texture...' - JG Ballard, 1970 (re: JG Ballard)

Stratuscent Electronic Nose
'It's picking up diphenyl compounds and tetra hydrocarbons.' - Michael Crichton, 1985. (re: Michael Crichton)

CIMON Companion Robot For Space Station Astronauts
'... in some departments their power is absolute.' - James Blish, 1957. (re: James Blish)

Qbit Robot Bartender Also Makes Coffee
'...he sipped the cognac that the robot bartender handed him.' - Alfred Bester, 1956. (re: Alfred Bester)

Moving Desks Not SciFi After All
'Charged with hope, he zipped from stack to stack...' - Don Wilcox, 1939. (re: Don Wilcox)

Cruise Autonomous Car Drives Aimlessly For An Hour
Convincing video shows progress (and limitations). (re: David Keller)

Fast Charging A Bus In 20 Seconds
'... in almost every town and village.' - John Jacob Astory, 1894. (re: John Jacob Astor IV)

Realistic Translation With The Waverly Labs Ambassador
'The speech patterns you actually hear decode the brainwave matrix which has been fed into your mind by your Babel fish.' - By Douglas Adams, 1979. (re: Douglas Adams)

Biotech Firms Raised $Millions For Anti-Agathics (Longevity Drugs)
'Against Death doth no simple grow.' - James Blish, 1957. (re: James Blish)

Out-Of-Work Blue Collar Robots Need Your Help
'His legs relaxed with a rattle as he cut off all power below his waist... and ran his eye down the Help Wanted - Robot column...' - Harry Harrison, 1956. (re: Harry Harrison)

The Dawn Of Orbiting Manufacturing In 2020?
'It can be mass-produced only in the orbiting factories.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1978. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Smart Contact Lenses Charges With 3D Printed Antenna
'He realized that it was not quite a clear lens.' - Vernor Vinge, 2001. (re: Vernor Vinge)

Segway S-Pod Fulfills Dire 1928 SciFi Prophecy
'Noiselessly, on rubber-tired wheels, they journeyed down the long aisles...' - Dr. David Keller, 1928. (re: David H. Keller)

Physicist Inspired By SciFi And Seeing Back In Time
'Here is the chronoscope... Scansion depends upon a special curved field...' (re: Jack Williamson)

Airbnb Has AI Psychiatrist Looking At Your Facebook
'It's illegal to hold back information during a psyche test.' (re: Philip K. Dick)

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