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Stan, Robot Valet, Will Drag Your Car Away
'He activated the grapple tracks. ' - Frank Herbert, 1977. (re: Frank Herbert)

Jibo Home Robot Says Goodbye, Is Killswitched
'It resembles an oyster....' Philip K. Dick, 1968. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Johns Hopkins Says Asteroid Deflection Will Be Difficult
'This obelisk is one huge deflector mechanism...' - Gene Roddenberry, 1968. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

Fabric Automatically Cools Or Insulates Based On Environment
'...a high-efficiency filter and heat-exchange system.' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Deepfakes From OpenAI GPT-2 Algorithm
'How can you compete with an IBM heavy-duty logomatic analogue?' - JG Ballard, 1971. (re: JG Ballard)

John Deere Self-Driving Tractor
'The huge plow... seemed to shake itself - and began to move back southward.' - Otfrid von Hanstein, 1935. (re: Otfrid von Hanstein)

North Focals Smart Glasses Provide Augmented Reality In Style
'The world ... is drenched in unfamiliar information all the way to the horizon.' - Charles Stross, 2007. (re: Charles Stross)

Tesla Driver Caught Napping Behind The Wheel
'Mary Risling settled back for a little nap...' - Robert Heinlein, 1941. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Hayabusa 2 To Begin Asteroid Mining
'We must dig down, and then doubtless we shall find the metal.' - Garrett P. Serviss, 1898. (re: Garrett P. Serviss)

Ionocraft Drone Powered By Electrohydrodynamic Thrust
'He saw one hiss by him as he rounded the corner, trailing a short whip antenna...' - Neal Stephenson, 1995. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Purdue Pharma Ready To Profit From OxyContin Use Or Addiction Recovery
'It may be organic damage. It may be permanent. Time'll tell, and only after you are off Substance D for a long while.' - Philip K. Dick, 1977. (re: Philip K. Dick)

BloxVox Mutes Cellphone Convos
'had he not been talking into a hush-a-phone which he had plugged into the telephone jack...' - Robert Heinlein, 1940. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Superfast Replicator: Volumetric Additive Manufacturing
I can't wait. Bring it on. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

DNA May Contain Malware
'You were told to embed the logical pathogen.' - A. Reynolds and S. Baxter, 2016. (re: Alastair Reynolds (w/S. Baxter))

I Can't Resist Worm Robots
'Seen close it was not completely flexible...' - Harry Harrison, 1962. (re: Harry Harrison)

Rplate Digital License Plates Now Legal In Michigan
'Gragg's digital ink license plates ...' - Daniel Suarez, 2009. (re: Daniel Suarez)

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