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by Larry Niven

This unusual story takes place more than 200 years into the future. Jaybee Corbell, the main character, travels into the future by means of suspended animation. He becomes a corpsicle. In this future society, he is awakened to serve a particular purpose; to pilot a starship to the galactic core.

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Yoda - The World's Oldest Mouse Update
   Yoda, the world's oldest mouse, lives at the UM Medical School. Not the best place for a mouse to attain longevity - but Yoda was born into a geriatrics lab.

ULTra - driverless automatic taxi
   The ULTra, an automated, driverless taxi system, offers a small private car (up to four passengers) that goes straight to the destination set by the user.

Fujitsu Bendable Electronic Color Display - With Memory
   The flexible screen has an image memory function that keeps a vivid color picture in view without expending electricity.

Terasem Conference On Law Of Transhuman Persons
   This past weekend, the First Annual Colloquium on the Law of Transhuman Persons took place in Florida

Dynasty Trusts Lively Topic For Corpsicles
   Cold cash for corpsicles; before freezing, cryonauts put assets on ice.

Sony OLED TV Superthin
   This remarkably thin television is now available in Japan; expensive, but the future usually is (at first).

World's Thinnest TV - Sony Bravia ZX1
   This television is pretty close to being the same size and thickness as a poster, which might get some Niven fans thinking.

Flexpeaker Paper Thin Speakers
   Can you imagine a movie poster - that plays the movie soundtrack - right off the surface of the flat paper movie poster? Well, get to work on it. With video.

Mars Robot Takes Up Stargazing
   Robots with time (and energy) on their hands need tasks to perform. How about spending time looking up, and not just down, at a planetary surface?

SkyTran's Sky Pod MagLev Taxis
   Speaking as someone who spent about 6,000 hours commuting to work in a car and steering it down the same road over and over, I'd rather just ride, thanks. When do I get my Sky Pods?

Cryonics Movement Loses Founder (Temporarily)
   'Pay for suspended animation while medical science caught up with what was wrong with him...' - Robert Heinlein, 1956

Flexible Smartphone Displays From LG
   'She set up a screen: a television that unrolled like a poster.'- Larry Niven, 1976.

Google Autonomous Electric Car Prototype Unveiled
   'She gestured him ahead of her, toward a bubble-car...'- Larry Niven, 1976.

LG Display Creates OLED Wallpaper
   'A television that unrolled like a poster...'- Larry Niven, 1976

See LG OLED Wallpaper - Amazing Video
   '... television that unrolled like a poster' -Larry Niven, 1976.

WEpod Driverless Vehicle On The Netherlands Roads
   'The car moved smoothly away. Mirelly-Lyra half relaxed; she was not steering.' - Larry Niven, 1978.

California Proposes Ban On Driverless Vehicles
   'She gestured him ahead of her, toward a bubble-car...'- Larry Niven, 1976.

Foldable Galaxy Phones, I Swear They're Coming (Maybe)
   Apparently, it is very hard to do. We've been patient, though.

LG Rollable Version Of Niven's Poster TV
   'A television that unrolled like a poster.' - Larry Niven, 1976. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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Shanghai Guidelines For Humanoid Robots
re: Isaac Asimov

Desktop TARS Robot From Interstellar
re: Christopher Nolan

Robots Can Now Have Smiling Faces With Human Skin
re: James Cameron

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