Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of
David H. Keller
David H. Keller (b. 1880 - d. 1966) was a psychiatrist and science fiction / fantasy / horror author. He earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1903. He served in the US Army Medical Corps during WWI and WWII as a neuropsychiatrist. He also used the pseudonym Henry Cecil.
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:
K-NFB Portable Text To Speech
Inventor Ray Kurzweil has portable text to speech ready - how long ago did sf writers think about this idea?
Robot Nurses Seem Unavoidable
Worried about impersonal health care? How about some nice, caring 'intelligent robot swarms?'
PowerBot Robot Nurse From Saskatoon
It's a small start, but when they're working on robotic nurses in Saskatoon, you're going to need to get serious about robots.
Robot Nanny Makes Poor Role Model For Children
PaPeRo, iRobi, Jupiter, Qrio - are these excessively cute robots the roboticists answer to Mary Poppins? Or a danger? You be the judge.
Solar Power Necktie (Clip-On Only)
Another great application for circuit/textile combinations. What's the earliest reference to the idea of combining textiles and wiring?
Space Toilet Diaper From Japan
There's always something on the drawing board at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; this time, it's a very personal space toilet.
Robot Baby Crib By Suima
If you have one of those kids who just don't sleep well, there's this mechanical baby bed.
robuLAB10 Healthcare Roomba
This little bot is just a prototype, but imagine if you will a little household medical robot that follows your elderly mother-in-law around the house.
NTT Real-Time Voice Transcriber
Note-taking in long boring meetings will be a thing of the past, thanks to NTT.
Exmobaby Biosensor Pajamas For Baby
Hush little baby, don't say a word. Mama's gonna ... be watching you on her cell phone.
iBag Urine Bag Tweets When Full
A top hospital tweeter? Collectively.
Smart Bra From First Warning Systems
'...a delicate current is sent ... to an amplifier and a certain sound is made, and the nurse will properly react...'- David H. Keller, 1928.
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