Reason by Isaac Asimov:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
Amusing short story describes the robot that runs a space station the purpose of which is to supply energy to the planets. QT-1 starts doing a lot of thinking, and eventually decides that humans don't compare well to robots, and decides to set up a machine religion that puts humans at the bottom. Select
A satellite that gathers solar energy in space and then beams it to Earth (or other planetary surface).
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re: HB Fyfe
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re: Dan Simmons
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re: Robert Heinlein
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re: Daniel Suarez
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re: Nick Harkaway
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re: Jules Verne
Melting Permafrost Endangers Infrastructure
re: Robert Silverberg
EELS Exobiology Extant Life Surveyor For Enceladus
re: Susan Brownstone
Lazy Lawyer's Trust In ChatGPT Misplaced
re: Greg Egan
Paradromics Implant FDA 'Breakthrough Device'
re: Pournelle and Niven
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re: H. Beam Piper
Is It Time For Lunar Farside Telescopes?
re: Poul Anderson
Spaceflight Vertigo Solved By NASA Releasing The Kraken
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re: Michael Crichton
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