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China Wants 'Hard Kill' Capability To Counter Starlink Satellites
'pirate three-vee satellites sanded out of orbit...' - John Brunner, 1975. (re: John Brunner)

Low-Cost Gel Pulls Water From Atmosphere Like Star Wars Vaporator
'The atmosphere yielded its moisture with reluctance. It had to be coaxed down...' George Lucas, 1976. (re: George Lucas)

Pixy Flying Selfie Drone From Snap
'It hovered behind him like a large tame bee.' - Karen Traviss, 2004. (re: Karen Traviss)

Smallest Remote-Controlled Walking Robot Crabs
A robot 'as big as a dust grain.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1937. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Pleasure Model Replicants Now Available
'Want a life-companion... sir, I can get you up any style you want.' - Alice W. Fuller, 1895. (re: Alice W. Fuller)

Robot Covered In Living Human Skin
'Hey buddy, you got a dead cat in there or what?' (re: James Cameron)

Dall-E 2 Creates Art To Order
'Something different,' she said. 'Maybe a combined Miro and Goya.' (re: F.L. Wallace)

SpaceX Rocket Quick Reaction Force
'... the ship went into free flight, arching in a high parabola.' - Robert Heinlein, 1951. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Do AIs Create Their Own Language?
'the Mentanicals have begun to acquire a faculty not primarily given them by their inventors the faculty of speech...' - Francis Flagg, 1934. (re: Francis Flagg)

Vortex Rings Of Light
'He pressed the release button, and from the inch-wide muzzle a stream of blue-glowing rings sprang...' (re: John W. Campbell)

Google Engineer Convinced LaMDA Chatbot Is Sentient, Is Sent Home
'Whether we are based on carbon or silicon should make no difference.' (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Sorry, Futurists! Tamagotchi Kids, Virtual Children Already Predicted By SF Writer in 2008
'Little Linda, a Headspace baby, was four years old now... ' - Stephen Baxter, 2008. (re: Stephen Baxter)

Tortoise Mobile Smart Stores
'... all round the city dozens of cars have rented out their trunks, which contain cigars and scotch and stuff.' - Karl Schroeder, 2019. (re: Karl Schroeder)

Solar House Concept Unfolds Solar Panels Like A Flower
'They are heated and air conditioned by a solar plant that tops anything... that we have today.' - Clifford Simak, 1953. (re: Clifford Simak)

Musk: Defeat The Bots, Authenticate The Humans
'I'm not a peace officer,' Rick said. 'I'm a bounty hunter.' - Philip K. Dick, 1968. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Lonestar Offers Lunar Storage For Ultimate In Security
'Scarif, the off-site backup of all the secret knowledge of the Empire' (re: Various)

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