Cleaning Machine Warren

A room or space set aside for machinery when not in use. (Read the full article)

""And besides, if machines disappear somewhere and return shiny and recharged, ready for any task that comes, might you and I want to visit such a place?" At 66 yrs of age and still an avid SF reader, YES PLEASE, if I,too, can come back 'nice & shiny'!!!"
(RoJ 10/14/2004 3:31:32 AM )
"The latest version of the main technological sourcebook for GURPS® -- i.e., "Ultra-Tech Fourth Edition®" from the "Generic Universal Role-Playing System®," by Steve Jackson Games®, talks about something like a cleaning machine warren. Except in that game system, particular models of "cyberswarm hive" house particular machines of a given size and purpose that each hive is designed to hold, rather than only being able to hold cleaning machines. In that game system, certain kinds of "cyberswarm hives" are mass-produced and freely bought for civilian use, with machines already housed inside them. For example, you can buy cyberswarm hives designed to be integrated into vehicles, providing things like better automated damage control. Some cyberswarm hives house machines for massage, while others contain machines that act as children's toys, etc. The cyberswarms are not described as nanomachines, but as being macroscopic in size. In other words, the hives are housing devices that accomodate micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)."
(Julian 9/7/2008 3:08:13 PM )

More info on Cleaning Machine Warren

Leave a comment:

Tediously, spammers have returned. So, send me your comments to bill at the site name (be sure to mention the page) and I'll post them. Thanks!

 

 

 

Current News Articles

'Courier Commons' By Tomorrow Lab, From Karl Schroeder (and Bruce Sterling?)
'The pokkecon rang again. *The coffee’s for him?* Tsuyoshi said.'

Terrifying Robotic Apple Harvester
'... little machines, that went from plant to plant.'

Jetson-Style Clockwork Robot Nail Salon Coming To Target Near You
The Jetsons imagined so much future.

Mechanical Horse Sculpture Gallops In Place
'Rod placed the brain inside the panel... the horse raised its head, wiggled its ears, blinked twice, gave a tentative whinny.'

'Make Sunsets' Tweaks Climate By Atmospheric Alteration
'Pina2bo would have to operate full blast for many years to put as much SO2 into the stratosphere as its namesake had done in a few minutes.'

Eviation Alice Electric Plane First Flight
'A white electric plane approached at great speed...'

Hotels Turn To Robots As Human Workers Regroup
'Chain of hotels that specialized in non-human service.'

Changesite Mineral To Be Mined On Moon By China
'But then... not every bulldozer operator works on the Moon.'

Tongue-Controlled Tong Wearable Mouth Computer
'Griff found the white and pink map distracting and switched it off using his tongue mouse.'

Is It Better To Be Short?
'He was one of the smaller, energy-saving new breed...'

Taikonaut Tai Chi Foot Loops
'Jimmy Cardigan and Harlowe, staring through the darkside port, had their feet in the foot-loops...'

Space Billboards Would Ruin Our View Of The Cosmos
'But the rising sign, as it had been designed to do, held his eyes. A vast circle of scarlet stars came up into the greenish desert dusk.'

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.