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

What Are Robots Thinking?
'Your clothes... give them to me.'- James Cameron, 1984. (re: James Cameron)

Competing With Blue Collar Robots
'With the chronic worry of the unemployed, he... ran his eye down the Help Wanted - Robot column...'- Harry Harrison, 1956. (re: Harry Harrison)

Robot Bartenders At Sea
'We've promised him a generous pension from the royalties on usuform barkeeps...'- Anthony Boucher, 1943. (re: Anthony Boucher)

SETI Workshop On Communicating Across The Cosmos
'...heard every word, not only locally, but wherever in the whole universe that there's a Dirac transceiver'- James Blish, 1957. (re: James Blish)

SEL 3-Fold OLED 9 Inch Display Is Pocket-Sized!
'A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled silently...'- William Gibson, 1986. (re: William Gibson)

Time For A Universal Basic Income?
'Earned by just being born.'- Philip Jose Farmer, 1967. (re: Philip Jose Farmer)

Don't Let A Robot Take Your Job Without Compensation
'A worker replaced by a nubot that 'appears or pretends to be human' had to be compensated...'- John Twelve Hawks, 2014. (re: John Twelve Hawks)

Ginger the LOLbot
'His capacity to distinguish between gags that are partly funny and gags that are very funny'- William Tenn, 1951. (re: William Tenn)

OSHbot, Lowe's Robotic Shopping Assistants
'Robot-salesmen were everywhere...'- Philip K. Dick, 1954. (re: Philip K. Dick)

The Living Tree House
'There were trees comprised of a central columnar trunk and four vast leaves...'- Jack Vance, 1954. (re: Jack Vance)

Flying Defibrillator Ambulance Drone
'The death-reversal equipment is on its way...'- Frederk Pohl, 1965. (re: Frederik Pohl)

High Fidelity Produces More Expressive Avatars!
'They are the audiovisual bodies that people use to communicate with each other...'- Neal Stephenson, 1992. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Physicists Build Repulsor / Tractor Beam
'Brandon swung mighty tractor beams upon the severed halves of the Jovian vessel...'- EE 'Doc' Smith, 1931. (re: E.E. 'Doc' Smith)

Will You Upload Your Mind Anytime Soon?
And if so, how long will the copy last? (re: Richard Morgan)

Students! NASA Wants To 3D Print Your Tool Design In Space!
'Mass-produced only in the orbiting factories...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1979 (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

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