Synthetic by Charles Cloukey:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
"IT seems to us that in the not too distant future mechanical men, as we may call them, will pilot airplanes — albeit under the direct supervision of human pilots. There is no reason to doubt the efficiency of a robot in the matter of keeping to a specific course and thus leaving the supervising pilot free to carry on the odds and ends necessary in long-distance flying. When mechanical piloting has become an established, fact, there is hardly any limit to the development possible in the field. This author, now well known to our readers, has incorporated some strikingly original ideas, not only in fast and furious airplaning, but on the subject of synthetic men, humanized, as well. "Synthetic" is not only a clever story of scientific interest, it is also extremely thought-provoking."
(Electric plane from 'Synthetic' by Charles Cloukey)
Eyes that are the duplicate of what humans are born with, produced entirely artificially from elements.
Living animals made from scratch using inorganic elements.
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