The Mentanicals by Francis Flagg:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"The name of this story gives a clue to its topic. It really seems to suggest a name for a new party, and possibly with all the intellect now being lavished on the government it might be adopted for immediate use. It is certainly most suggestive in substifuthtg for the physical basis of mechanics, the spiritual basis of mind. The readers will find in it a new development of the most suggestive kind presented in a most amusing way."


(Mentanicals cover art)

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Living Machines
Robots that are able to learn.

Mentanical Communication
Thinking, learning robots have a special means of communication.

Mentanicals
Robots capable of mentation - i.e., thought.

Robots Refuse To Serve Man
When robots evolve their own perspectives, and ultimately refuse to act as servants to human beings.

 

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Vast Apartment Living Will Get Even More Vast
re: Louis Tucker
(4/4/2024)

NASA Wants Self-Driving Or Remote-Controlled Vehicles For Lunar Astronauts
re: Stanley G. and Helen Weinbaum
(4/2/2024)

Elon Musk Says Robotaxis Will Be Ready This August, 2024
re: Miles J. Breuer
(3/30/2024)

Moonwalkers AI-Controlled Electric Shoes
re: Hugo Gernsback
(3/28/2024)

Steve Jobs: 'Capture The Next Aristotle - With AI'
re: William Gibson
(3/26/2024)

No Tips! Robotic Food Delivery In Phoenix
re: Robert Heinlein
(3/24/2024)

Electric Catamaran 'Explorer Eco 40m' Has 'Solar Skin'
re: John Baker Hopkins
(3/22/2024)

Orbital Mechanics, The Liftoff, The Turnover, The Retrograde Burn
re: EE 'Doc' Smith
(3/20/2024)

Harvest Power From Tears And Blinking With Smart Contact Lens
re: Vernor Vinge
(3/18/2024)

Europa Clipper Plate Carries A Special Message
re: John Edwards
(3/16/2024)

Micro-Robots Are Smallest, Fully Functional
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(3/14/2024)

AI Enhances Images Your Brain Sees
re: Stanley G. Weinbaum
(3/12/2024)

Illustrating Classic Heinlein With AI
re: Robert Heinlein
(3/10/2024)

Deflector Plasma Screen For Drones ala Star Wars
re: EE 'Doc' Smith
(3/8/2024)

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