"I've got this beautiful panoramic three-dimensional painting of Mars based on Martian photos. It's 30 feet wide. You can pick out every pebble on the Martian landscape. And who'd have dreamed you could do that?"
Just the thing for the Runaway squad. Runaway robots, that is. It controls the floater camera drone.
Compare to the control grid for the Raytron apparatus from Ray Cumming's 1928 story Beyond the Stars and the control bracelet wristband viewer for the tracer birds in Roger Zelazny's 1980 novel Changeling.
Car Dashboard Drone Controller-related
'Mass-produced only in the orbiting factories...'
Dune Fans! Power Your Devices With Sweaty Shirts
Yet another power source from humans.
'All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.'
Just like capsule endoscopy, but for bigger pipes. That go underground.
'Their radars... could easily pinpoint the debris of the early Space Age.'
NanoRacks Space Station Module Concept Validated
Space junk into space architecture.
'I sent my eyes on their rounds and tended my gallery of one hundred-thirty changing pictures...'
'Books were just a commodity that had to be produced, like jam or bootlaces.'
'Whenever a robot finds something it can't identify straight off... it puts whatever it is in the hopper outside your window.'
'Royal Security had told the pods to electrocute you or blast you into chum.'
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