Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Jester
by William Tenn

Excellent short story by Tenn (a pseudonym of Philip Klass) depicts a famous comedian who orders a fancy robotic butler with a new-fangled joke-telling feature.

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:

'Comical Robot' An Aid To Conversations
   Ah... how do you fill those awkward silences? This little robot can help.

Realtime Holographic Motion Display Video
   In the case of 3D display gaming, it is best to let the Wookie win.

Toyota's Human Support Robot - Your Robot Butler
   'Her idea of what a butler-valet combo should look like - sort of in the ancient English tradition...' - William Tenn, 1951.

RoboThespian - Robot Comedian Wants Louis CK's Job
   Even on microwire that file of jokes took up a lot of space...- William Tenn, 1951.

A.L.O. Robot Butler Serves You At Aloft Hotel
   'Her idea of what a butler-valet combo should look like...'- William Tenn, 1951.

Ginger the LOLbot
   'His capacity to distinguish between gags that are partly funny and gags that are very funny'- William Tenn, 1951.

Comedian Robot Named Data
   '[The] capacity to distinguish between gags that are partly funny and gags that are very funny' - William Tenn, 1951.

Pun Generation Via Neural Nets
   'You said you wanted him to be able to distinguish between laugh-power in different gags...' - William Tenn, 1951.

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Zephyr Solar-Electric Stratospheric Drone
re: E.B. White
(9/9/2019)

Robot Hummingbird Hovers Biomimetically
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(9/7/2019)

Harvest Water From Air With Sunlight
re: George Lucas
(9/5/2019)

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