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The Claustrum - The Brain's On Off Switch?
'All I have to do is move this switch and he'll recover consciousness...'- John Brunner, 1976. (re: John Brunner)

Haptic Gloves Teach Braille Without Effort
'Jenkins bit his lip... [at] the sensation of having his fingers manipulated by the gauntlets he wore.'- Robert Heinlein, 1942. (re: Robert Heinlein)

India's Commuters Face Philip K Dick's 'Sales Pitch' Future
'All around him the vague half-defined echoes of ads glittered and gibbered...'- Philip K. Dick, 1954. (re: Philip K Dick)

Harvard's Robobee Has Insect-Inspired Eyes
'It studied its surroundings... and saw with its minute vision tubes.'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1936. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Robots Implore Humans For Help Online
'Whenever a robot finds something it can't identify straight off... it puts whatever it is in the hopper outside your window.'- Harry Harrison, 1956. (re: Harry Harrison)

Ladybird Agricultural Robot Is Solar-Powered
'A robot gardener worked over the same patch of grass again and again...'- Philip K Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K Dick)

Beating Mini-Heart Grown In Lab
'Runciter's body contained a dozen artiforgs...'- Philip K. Dick, 1969. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Robot Journalists Join Associated Press
'The very news-gathering services of the homeopape had reached into his own life...'- Philip K. Dick, 1963. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Candidate Claims His Opponent Is A Robot Body Double
'A transmitter would place my voice upon those sculptured lips.' - Manly Wade Wellman, 1938. (re: Manly Wade Wellman)

Ray, Your Parking Robot
'[Mary] claimed her car from the robopark...'- Robert Heinein, 1941. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Time For Bradbury's 'Smart Home'?
'This house which clothed and fed and rocked them to sleep and played and sang and was good to them...' - Ray Bradbury, 1951. (re: Ray Bradbury)

Google's Project Tango VR Tablet Pictures Your 3D World
'Surely most were virtual, but the blending was perfection.' - Vernor Vinge, 2006. (re: Vernor Vinge)

myCopter Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV)
Not quite as freewheeling as the sfnal version, but it might work. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Wristify, Your Personal Cooling and Heating Device
'By law [a mandatory cooling unit] had to be strapped to every commuter's back...'- Philip K. Dick (re: Philip K. Dick)

Spam Autonomous Cars And Philip K. Dick
'The news vending machine, being homotropic, headed toward them...'- Philip K. Dick, 1963. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Tesla's Elon Musk Has Some Concerns About AI
'A potentially dangerous outcome... like Terminator.' (re: Various)

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