Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in A Plague of Demons
by Keith Laumer
in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas
and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:
GM OnStar Will Soon Let Police Stop Your Car
Is this new feature a good idea, or a security nightmare? What if the OnStar operator shut down the wrong car - like yours - by mistake?
Australasian Intelligent Speed Adaptation Initiative - Big Road Brother
Surveillance is one thing; automated ticketing another. But actually stopping a vehicle automatically?
Texting UK Police May Control Your Car
This technology may be familiar to fans of Greg Bear.
Human Brains For Robots?
In science fiction, it's usually space aliens who decide to use human brains to run things. However, in the real present it's the humans who are working on it.
OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown Foils Carjacker
Predicted by several science fiction writers starting in the 1960's, this device has been tested in the field. And it works.
Take Control Of Cars Wirelessly
You think you have complete control over your car - but for how long?
RF Safe-Stop Shuts Cars Off
'...a police control-override.'- Keith Laumer, 1965.
Hackers Can Take Control Of Cars From Anywhere In The World
'The car faltered as the external command came to brake...' - Keith Laumer, 1965.
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