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Engineered Living Building Materials
'... it was the cheapest building material known.' Larry Niven, 1968. (re: Larry Niven)

Draw Circuits With Conductive Ink
'It's rewiring things... squeezing silver toothpaste in a ribbon along the printed circuitry.' (re: Niven and Pournelle)

Arkangel: Automatic Visual Censoring
It's whatever the Party says it is, Winston. (re: George Orwell)

NASA Competition To Design A Bucket Drum For Moon Mining
'There was a heap of discarded ore where Grantline had carted and dumped it...' - Ray Cummings, 1930. (re: Ray Cummings)

Medical Assistant Robot May Roam The Halls Of Hospitals
'Take care, sir.' (re: Isaac Asimov)

No Autonomous Trucks? Wait, What?
'...it resembled conventional human-operated transportation vehicles, but with one exception -- there was no driver's cabin.' - Philip K. Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

As Big As A Biltong - World's Largest 3D Printer
'Huge and old, it squatted in the center of the settlement park... On the concrete platform... lay a heap of originals to be duplicated.' - Philip K. Dick, 1956. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Drones Used To Smuggle Contraband Into Prison
'And some mega chip inside so it never runs into anything and no cop ever sees it.' - Bruce Sterling, 1994. (re: Bruce Sterling)

Are You Ready For Commercial Space Travel?
'It wasn't a pleasant trip; it was a miserable trip on a miserable, undersized tourist rocket...' - Pohl/Kornbluth, 1952. (re: Pohl and Kornbluth)

Amplified Nerves Lead To Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Hands
'The electrical impulses generated by your brain command everything...' - Martin Caidin, 1972. (re: Martin Caidin)

FlyCroTug Micro Drones Do Heavy Lifting
'It extended three of its tiny arms sideways to lock on...' - James P. Hogan, 1979. (re: James P. Hogan)

Virtual Whitney Houston In Concert
Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang (re: Various)

Robot Teaches Itself To Walk
'My whole idea is to get away from a machine with a set of prearranged instructions, and let them teach themselves by trial and error.' - Stephen Barr, 1960. (re: Stephen Barr)

DARPA's Subterranean Challenge
Let the machines explore the underground city! (re: Ridley Scott)

FCC Asks For Feedback On Repeal Of Net Neutrality
'... the machines had been instructed to give them low priority.' - John Brunner, 1975 (re: John Brunner)

Airbnb Has Surveillance Device Suggestions
'Ma'am, this is Central Security... I think you'd better have a look.' - Pournelle and Niven, 1981. (re: Pournelle and Niven)

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