Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Say Goodby to the Wind
by J.G. Ballard

"Come to Vermilion Sands, where J. G. Ballard weaves a strange tale of social and scientific extrapolation with the haunting moodiness of an underwater dream... a tale of bio-fabrics, clothes that have a life of their own, and the way they use their owners; and of a teeny-bopper sex-goddess, who dances late at night, alone, in an abandoned nightclub to the tune of an old phonograph record..."


('Say Good-By to the Wind' by J.G. Ballard)

Interesting short story set in Vermillion Sands. Mr. Sampson, shop-owner, meets his neighbor Raine Channing and her twisted past. They're doomed.

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Transformer Clothing
   J.G. Ballard wrote about clothing that would do this - but it's been implemented using a more mechanistic technology.

Sensor-Equipped Dress Tells You How She Feels
   This dress communicates more than just a sense of fashion.

Smart Second Skin Dress Interacts With Wearer
   Why be satisfied with that 'inert-wear' that you usually put on in the morning? Why shouldn't you have clothing that interacts with you?

Sound Reactive Nightgown
   An unusual demonstration piece, this garment is very sensitive to noise.

Protocell Running Shoes Regenerate
   'Clothes are no longer made from dead fibers of fixed color'- JG Ballard, 1970.

Second Skin Clothing By Biologic Changes With You
   'A dress can change its color and texture in a few seconds...' - JG Ballard, 1970.

Smart Clothing From Finland
   'A dress can change its color and texture in a few seconds...' - JG Ballard, 1970.

Self-Healing Textiles! Say Goodbye To Torn Jeans
   'The constant renewal of the fibers, repairing any faults...' - JG Ballard, 1970.

Eighth Sense Emotion-Responsive Cloak
   'This sensitivity to mood explains the real popularity of bio-fabrics...' - JG Ballard, 1970.

Fluorescent Bacteria Fashion
   'The racks of gowns itched and quivered, their colors running into blurred pools.' - J.G. Ballard, 1970.

Clothes That Do Photosynthesis
   'Clothes are no longer made from dead fibers of fixed color and texture...' - JG Ballard, 1970

E - Ink's Automatic Self Styling Color-Changing Dress
   'The racks of gowns itched and quivered, their colors running into blurred pools.' - JG Ballard, 1970.

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Barista Robot Perfects Latte Swirl With Multi-DOF Wriggle
re: Anthony Boucher
(9/11/2023)

Vendetta 2023 All-Terrain Skateboard Could Use Neal Stephenson's Smartwheels
re: Neal Stephenson
(9/9/2023)

Safe Street Rebel Autonomous Vehicle Luddites And Schachner's 1931 Robot-Deranger
re: Schachner and Zagat
(9/7/2023)

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