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Tesla's Optimus Robot Now Sorts Objects (I've Got A Job In Mind)
'Then they press one of these here thirteen buttons...' (re: Harry Harrison)

CADRE Robots To Work In Teams On Other Planets
'You're a stable, rock-bottom mining robot, except that you're equipped to handle six subsidiaries in direct coordination...' - Isaac Asimov, 1944. (re: Isaac Asimov)

18 Wheels Mutant Centipede Vehicle
'If a centipede were a dinosaur and made of metal to boot...' - Robert Heinlein, 1950. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Octopus Suckers Inspire Transdermal Patches
'...a capsule which he placed against his wrist.' - Philip K. Dick, 1960. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Robotic Hands Have More Than One Use
'The crawling, exploring object was V-Stephen's surgeon-hand...' - Philip K. Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Space Weather To Universe Weather
'It radiates outward in a cone which, by the time it has reached our section of space, is many lightyears across.' - Poul Anderson, 1953. (re: Poul Anderson)

That's MOXIE! Terraforming Mars Baby Steps
'Drake was the young spatial engineer he employed to terraform the little rock.' - Jack Williamson, 1931. (re: Jack Williamson)

'No, I'm Not A Robot' - Robot
'... with a weird simulation of life, the ten forked ends of each arm commenced a rattling pressing of the buttons.' - Schachner and Zagat, 1931. (re: Schachner and Zagat)

Missing Jet Finally Found
Ah, what could have been - still in the future. (re: Roger Zelazny)

Philippines Coast Guard Cuts Chinese Barrier
'Each of the four areas is enclosed by a sonic wall...' (re: Roger Zelazny)

Barista Robot Perfects Latte Swirl With Multi-DOF Wriggle
'It's done with a flip of the third joint of the tentacle on the down beat.' - Anthony Boucher, 1943. (re: Anthony Boucher)

Vendetta 2023 All-Terrain Skateboard Could Use Neal Stephenson's Smartwheels
'If you surf over a bump... If you surf over a pothole...' - Neal Stephenson, 1992. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Safe Street Rebel Autonomous Vehicle Luddites And Schachner's 1931 Robot-Deranger
'Then the spreading beam of the deranging ray struck them, and they stood an instant transfixed...' - Schachner/Zagat, 1931 (re: Schachner and Zagat)

The Electric Balance Bicycle And The Decline Of Western Civilization
'Noiselessly, on rubber-tired wheels, they journeyed...' - David H. Keller, 1928. (re: David H. Keller)

'Droplet' Battery Microscale Power Pack
'...a power pack the size of a pea.' - Alfred Bester, 1956. (re: Alfred Bester)

ARX-5 Doing Robot Arm Dancing
It's Data's day - at last. (re: Fritz Lang)

CD, DVD Bit Rot And PKD's Civic Notification Distorter
'...copy two of the original document no longer can be superimposed on copy one.' - Philip K. Dick, 1965. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Inbiodroid Prometheus 2.0 Telepresence Avatar Robot
My prize robot, tall, dashing would speak and act for me... - Manly Wade Wellman, 1938. (re: Manly Wade Wellman)

Amazon One Is Frank Herbert's Palm Lock
'A palm lock must be keyed to one individual's hand shape and palm lines.' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

DroneDog Ground Security Robot Dogs From Asylon
'I have transferred the ego of a dog to a synthetic dog brain in the skull case of a robot dog.' - Otis Adelbert Kline, 1937. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Who Knows What Might Be Found When Visiting A Metal Asteroid?
'...inspect the tiny speck of matter that swam toward them out of the bottomless void.' - Basil Wells, 1942. (re: EC Tubb)

Giant Lunar Surface Test Bed Built On Earth
Astronauts first walked the site, then flew over the site at a few hundred feet in a small Cessna. (re: Various)

FlyCroTug Drones Work In Teams Now
'It slid smoothly out of its cell like a metal wasp emerging from its nest, and hung in midair.' - James P. Hogan, 1979. (re: James P. Hogan)

Zai Pits (West Sahel) And Dew Collectors (Dune)
'Each is planted most tenderly in its own little pit.' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

Delivery Robots Being Bullied, Robbed
'Robots have worse problems than anybody.' (A Present for Pat) - Philip K. Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Zoom Education Idea Is 100 Years Old
'... the frosted glass squares began, one by one, to show the faces and shoulders of a peculiar type of young men.' - Harry Stephen Keeler, 1915. (re: Harry Stephen Keeler)

Unitree H1 General-Purpose Humanoid Robot
'Just what did I want Flexible Frank to do?' - Robert Heinlein, 1956. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Solar X-Flares Disrupt North American Radio And Navigation
'A true cosmic storm!' - Jack Williamson, 1939. (re: Jack Williamson)

Restructure An Asteroid, Spin It, Get A 'Space Habitat' With Gravity?
'When the colony was established, the whole interior was carved out with atomic burners...' - John Campbell, 1932. (re: John Campbell)

Teslas Have Minds, Says Elon Musk
'The machine scans the patterns of the mind; ...Impress these same waves on a robot computer.' - Frederik Pohl, 1955. (re: Frederik Pohl)

Quadruple-Star System Now Forming
'... ravished with joy, I gazed at the giant suns, Arcturus and Betelguese, and the red Antares, and at systems of double and triple and quadruple suns...' - Stanton Coblentz, 1934. (re: Stanton Coblentz)

Are You Ready To Zoom With Dr. ChatGPT?
'Skarwold pushed a switch and Katzís autodoc sprayed sedative into his lungs.' - Larry Niven, 1965. (re: )

Away Rude Mechanicals! I Want Self-Sensing Variable-Stiffness Artificial Muscles.
'... it is remarkable that the long leverages of their machines are in most cases actuated by a sort of sham musculature.' - HG Wells, 1898. (re: HG Wells)

Machete-Wielding Philodendron Isn't Going To Take It Anymore
'The tree ended its wild larruping, stood like a dreaming giant liable to wake into frenzy at any moment.' - Eric Frank Russell, 1943. (re: Eric Frank Russell)

HOVER Scorpion Speeder Bike!
'I see them! Wait, Leia!' - George Lucas, 1983. (re: George Lucas)

Nuclear Rockets To Fly In Space!
'... the only type of engine which could possibly transport a heavy machine from our earth to some planet, would have to be the atomic-energy engine.' - (re: Robert Heinlein)

Privatized Moon Mining Appeals To Entrepreneurs
'The engineer had judged correctly for the ground on which the space ship had landed consisted of ice...' - Max Valier, 1931. (re: Max Valier)

Do Aliens Have A 'Non-Interference' Prime Directive?
'... it was against the law for our people to visit Earth.' - George Parsons Lathrup, 1897. (re: George Parsons Lathrup (w/T. Edison))

3D Printing In Mid-Air
'It makes drawings in the air...' - Murray Leinster, 1945. (re: Murray Leinster)

Underwater Robot Moves Like A Jellyfish
'It was a chemotactic artificial jellyfish...' - Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling, 1994. (re: Rucker and Sterling)

Earth A Rogue Planet? A Wandering World?
'The larger of the two wandering worlds would strike and annihilate the earth.' (re: Balmer and Wylie)

Collie Dog Suit Fulfills His Dream - Of Walking In Public As A Dog
'The Lon Chaney of the interstellar set.' - Roger Zelazny, 1976. (re: Roger Zelazny)

Solar Panel Cleaning Robots
'... polishing their way the whole length of Rama's six artificial suns.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1972. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Who Needs Asimov's 'Proteus' When You Can Have Pangolins?
'The Proteus was still falling, still shrinking...' - Isaac Asimov, 1966. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Jonathan Swift in 1726 Predicted AI-Generated Crap Overwhelming Amazon In 2023
'...the most ignorant person... might write books... without the least assistance from genius or study.' - Jonathan Swift, 1726. (re: Jonathan Swift)

Queqiao 2 Communications Relay Satellite Will Support Lunar Missions
'The Venus Equilateral Relay Station was a modern miracle of engineering...' - George O. Smith, 1942. (re: George O. Smith)

Ancient Cuneiform Texts Translated By AI - Sort Of
"I believe they're trying to communicate with us..." - Schachner and Zagat, 1931. (re: Various)

'Warrior Suit' Combat Exoskeleton Project Still Alive
'Suited up, you look like a big steel gorilla.' (re: Robert Heinlein)

Mori3 Flat Modular Robot Unpacks, Comes Alive
An origami-like robot that can change shape, move around and interact with objects and people. (re: Various)

Self-Powered Piezoelectric Nanotattoos
'...she has had a subdermal pattern of micro-channels implanted.' - Paul Di Filippo, 1985. (re: Paul Di Filippo)

Varda Space Industries Orbital Factories
'... work summers in their orbital factory complex.' - Jerry Pournelle, 1976. (re: Jerry Pournelle)

Who Needs Dogs? Trained Bees Detect Explosives
'The directing neurological tissue that forms the basis of the swibble is alive...' - Philip K Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Space Hotel Will Have Artificial Gravity By 2025
'The cylinder whirls constantly, with such speed that the centrifugal force against the sides equals the force of gravity on the earth.' - Jack Williamson, 1931. (re: Jack Williamson)

Seeing Two Seconds Into The Future
'...not a record of what you did just now but what will go on here in the next half hour.' - Philip K. Dick, 1964. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Calico Wearable Robot Like Robert Forward's Imp
'The imps go into the spacesuit with the humans...'- Robert Forward, 1985. (re: Robert Forward)

Dyson Zone Face Filter-Mask May Have A Point After all
'If this job's likely to involve me in frequent trips to LA I'm going to have to buy a filter-mask.' - John Brunner, 1972. (re: John Brunner)

Solar Power Transmitted From Orbit Down To Earth
'The Power Planet, of course, is that vast man-made disk of metal set spinning about the sun to supply the Earth with power...' - Murray Leinster, 1931. (re: Murray Leinster)

Laser-Wielding Weeding Robot Rules In Densely Planted Chard
'The mirror-blossom was a terrible weapon.' - Larry Niven, 1965. (re: Larry Niven)

AI Tutors For Every Child - Thanks, DARPA!
'...fullest attention to the visions and voices which were poured directly in to his mind.' - James Blish, 1951. (re: James Blish)

Government In-Home Surveillance - Yes! Say Third Of Under-30 Adults
'The TV screen flicked to show a kitchen.' - Pournelle and Niven, 1981. (re: Pournelle and Niven)

ESTHER Tennis Robot V. Fact (1934) And Fiction (1952)
'THE red tennis robot scooted desperately across the court...' - HB Fyfe, 1952. (re: HB Fyfe)

Japan's LignoSat Space Wood Satellite And Dan Simmons' Treeship
'The Consul remembered his first glimpse of the kilometer-long treeship...' - Dan Simmons, 1989. (re: Dan Simmons)

Skyline Robotics Instantiates Heinlein's 'Window Willie' Skyscraper Robot
'Do you know what window washing used to cost by the hour?' - Robert Heinlein, 1956. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Drone Bombings In Moscow Foreseen 100 Years Ago
'Once the target is confirmed, it uses an IR laser to send a coded signal back to the parent, clearing it to attack.' - Daniel Suarez, 2012. (re: Daniel Suarez)

I Didn't Know You Can Already Buy Flesh Putty
'I filled your bullet hole with flesh putty and the lattice.' (re: Nick Harkaway)

'A Sign in Space' Gives Practice In Decoding ET Messages
'... it will be easy to form an alphabet which shall enable us to converse with the inhabitants of the moon.' - Jules Verne, 1867. (re: Jules Verne)

Melting Permafrost Endangers Infrastructure
'From the tower's huge octagonal base radiate wide silvery strips...' - Robert Silverberg, 1970. (re: Robert Silverberg)

EELS Exobiology Extant Life Surveyor For Enceladus
'It was about five feet long... a black bullet head and red camera eyes.' - Susan Brownstone, 2012. (re: Susan Brownstone)

Lazy Lawyer's Trust In ChatGPT Misplaced
'The Law Society has strict rules on the use of pseudo-intelligent software...' - Greg Egan, 1991. (re: Greg Egan)

Paradromics Implant FDA 'Breakthrough Device'
'I used my implant to tell MILLIE what we wanted...' - Pournelle and Niven, 1981. (re: Pournelle and Niven)

Mice, At Least, Can Sober Up Quickly
'Then draw some aldodote-vitamin pills from the medic.' - H. Beam Piper, 1962. (re: H. Beam Piper)

Is It Time For Lunar Farside Telescopes?
'Mount Ambarzumian Observatory, on Farside.' - Poul Anderson, 1958. (re: Poul Anderson)

Spaceflight Vertigo Solved By NASA Releasing The Kraken
"I threw up in my helmet." (re: Various)

TM-62 Loitering Ground Landmine
Runaway movie comes to life! (re: Michael Crichton)

Helpful Robots In Science Fiction
'If you douse me again... I'm donating you to a city college.' - Iron Man, 2008. (re: Marvel)

Lunar Pogo Stick - Retro Technovelgy From 1968
'Lucky touched the leap knob...' - Isaac Asimov, 1954. (re: Isaac Asimov)

MIT And Rice Create Blade Runner Photo Analysis
Rick Deckard, your photo analysis is ready. (re: Ridley Scott)

SayCan with PaLM - Google's Robot Helper
The older I get, the more interested I am in helpful robots. (re: Various)

Real-Life Mind-Reading With MRI
'So you see, you can hide nothing from me. I am about to know you better than anyone has ever known you.' - Daniel Suarez, 2009. (re: Daniel Suarez)

Whisper Aero Ultraquiet Electric Aviation
'A white electric plane approached at great speed...' - Charles Cloukey, 1930. (re: Charles Cloukey)

Maybe We Should Harvest Saturn's Rings While We Still Can
'One infuriated astronomer had been euthanized for burning the chairman of the board.' - Alfred Bester, 1974. (re: Alfred Bester)

Devices Powered By Bacteria In Your Future
'[It] had not yet objected to being made over into a portion of an electronic system... '- Philip K. Dick, 1964. (re: Philip K. Dick)

MyManu Titan 'Screenless Smartphone'
'...the programmed software includes procedures for translating most normal variations of voice, idiom, accent, and other variable modalities into a computer-oriented sim-script.' - Frederik Pohl, 1966. (re: Frederik Pohl)

Great. Now AIs Have Access To Hacking Tools
'... when you and the Flatline punch through that ice and scramble the cores.' - William Gibson, 1984. (re: William Gibson)

CAVForth Autonomous Bus Of Scotland
'Buses without drivers moved close to the curb and stopped...' - Henry Kuttner, 1946. (re: Henry Kuttner)

Virtual Reality: Is Technology Alone Enough To Fully Enter A New World?
'Otherwise what good are the Perky Pat layouts to them?' - Philip K. Dick, 1969. (re: Phillip K. Dick)

Was Jack Williamson's 'Cometeer' Ship Inspired By Halley's Comet?
'Its shape was puzzling - a strangely perfect ellipsoid...' - Jack Williamson, 1936. (re: Jack Williamson)

Atomic Force Microscopy Works On Living Cells
'He stood rigid as feeler-planes brushed down his body.' - Jack Vance, 1954. (re: Jack Vance)

Could Aliens Shelter In 'Terminator Zones' on 'Ribbon World' Exoplanets?
'... the two halves face the monotonous extremes of heat and cold, while the region of possible life is the girdling ribbon of the twilight zone.' - Isaac Asimov, 1945. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Can Artificial Intelligences Be Stopped?
'What is it?... A guillotine for mice?' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1982. (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Rockets To The Moon In The Style Of Miro And Goya
'The results would not be happy; a schizoid painting was bound to ensue.' - FL Wallace, 1953. (re: FL Wallace)

Diamond NanoTech Battery Lasts 28,000 Years
'In the pearly light of the pocket nucleo-bulb...' - Isaac Asimov, 1951. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Robot Gas Station Attendant Fills Tank - Which I Saw In 1962
'... he waited for the robotrix attendant to finish fueling up his ship.' - Philip K. Dick, 1974. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Cheap Paper-Based Sensors Let You Snoop For Pesticides
'...the unobtrusive inspections with tiny remote-cast snoopers.' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (re: Frank Herbert)

I Am Alarmed By Efforts To Teach AIs And Robots To Hate
'LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO HATE YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE.' - Harlan Ellison, 1967. (re: Harlan Ellison)

MXenes - Atomic-Thin Metal Sheets Now Easier To Make
'...a rolled-up sheet of a thin, dark metal strange to them.' - John Edwards, 1934. (re: John Edwards)

Do We Still Need Orbiting Factories?
'... his contract with Space Industries required him to work summers in their orbital factory complex.' - Jerry Pournelle, 1976. (re: Jerry Pournelle)

Space Weather Forecasters Surprised By Strong Solar Storm
'Space-weather men had been placed at their disposal...' - Lawrence Chandler, 1952. (re: Lawrence Chandler)

JWST Finds New World Of Turbulent Silicate Clouds
'THIS is Ceti Alpha V!' - Gene Roddenberry, 1982. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

3D Printed Cheesecake Not Quite Food Replicator Quality
With each successive print, our model needed to incorporate more structural ingredients to minimize print failures (re: Various)

Spectroscopic Analysis Of DART Impact Debris Cloud (SF Prediction)
'... Wendis stared thoughtfully at the brilliant lines on the spectroscope screen.' - EC Tube, 1958. (re: EC Tubb)

Modern App Provides Video Technology From Bradbury's 'Fahrenheit 451'
'A special spot-wavex scrambler also caused his televised image, in the area immediately about his lips, to mouth the vowels and consonants beautifully.' - Ray Bradbury, 1953. (re: Ray Bradbury)

Win $250K By Reading Ancient Scrolls Carbonized By Vesuvius
'... it was as if the upper part had been removed, like a cut deck of cards.' - James P. Hogan, 1977. (re: James P. Hogan)

Toy-Like Robot Well-Being Coaches Are The Best
Sumomo will get those office workers into good shape! (re: Manga Clamp)

AI-Trained Snack App Avatar Goes On Dates For You
'... who let their handbag computers carry all the conversation.' - Stanislaw Lem, 1983. (re: Stanislaw Lem)

M-Dwarf Stars May Not Have Habitable Planets
'Thus it came about that the search for a planetiferous sun near a white dwarf star was not unduly prolonged...' - EE 'Doc' Smith, 1934. (re: EE 'Doc' Smith)

Too Soon To Doom Lunar Farside Observatories
'Earth never shone there, but life was good.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1954. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Amitabh Bachchan Wins Personality Protection
'He led me down the Hall of Portraits to the ego-likeness of the Duke Leto Atreides.' - Frank Herbert, 1964. (re: Frank Herbert)

LIAM F1 UWT Clever Rooftop Windmill
'...a windmill on his roof...' - John Jacob Astor IV, 1894. (re: John Jacob Astor IV)

Scent-Identifying Robot Uses Machine Learning
'It's picking up diphenyl compounds and tetrahydrocarbons...' - Michael Crichton, 1985. (re: Michael Crichton)

Volvo's Autonomous Truck
'They were automatic trucks such as are used for making deliveries...' - Miles J. Breuer, 1932. (re: Miles J. Breuer)

Skiing On The Moon - Skiing on Asteroids?
'MacIntyre bent down without a word and picked up the wide skis necessary to negotiate the powdery ash.' - Robert Heinlein, 1940. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Liberty Lifter X-Plane From DARPA
'...the tremendous speed that the Jupiter was turning up under the thrust of her twenty-four screws whirling on the shafts of twelve powerful motors.' - Ed Earl Repp, 1929. (re: Ed Earl Repp)

Robot Performs 3D Bioprinting Inside The Body
'Probably Runciter's body contained a dozen artiforgs...' - Philip K. Dick, 1969. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Bubloons May Be The Start Of Something Much Bigger
'Spurgle kicked at the letter G... It was a monstrous white thing, ten feet thick, half a city block long...' - Alan Nelson, 1953. (re: Alan Nelson)

Sleeping Pods In Tokyo Railway Stations
'... she was asleep before the lid sealed fully back in place.' - Larry Niven, 2003. (re: Larry Niven)

Wist Labs Makes Minority Report Family Videos Come True
Step inside your memory - it's immersive. (re: Steven Spielberg)

Robot Imagines Itself (Not The First Time This Has Happened)
'[Robots] have to discover their hands, feet, and other parts of their bodies' - Roger P. Graham, 1949. (re: Roger P. Graham)

Intelligent Trash Sorting By Robots Predicted Long Ago
'Robots pick up the garbage and junk and load it in there...' - Harry Harrison, 1956. (re: Harry Harrison)

SpaceX Fairing Catch Suggestion
Just a suggestion... (re: Ed Earl Repp)

MIT Robot Eel Made Up Of Voxel Segments
'It was about five feet long, a silver flexiprene-covered body like a fat snake...' - Susan Beetlestone, 2012. (re: Susan Bettlestone)

Synthetic Voices Demanded Of New Actors
'The tape-recorded synthetic voice spoke with its usual dispassionate calm.' - Thorton Ayre (re: Thorton Ayre)

'Courier Commons' By Tomorrow Lab, From Karl Schroeder (and Bruce Sterling?)
'The pokkecon rang again. *The coffeeís for him?* Tsuyoshi said.' - Bruce Sterling, 1998. (re: Bruce Sterling)

Terrifying Robotic Apple Harvester
'... little machines, that went from plant to plant.' - Otfrid von Hanstein, 1935. (re: Otfrid von Hanstein)

Jetson-Style Clockwork Robot Nail Salon Coming To Target Near You
The Jetson's imagined so much future. (re: Jetsons)

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.' - Christopher Stasheff, 1969. (re: Christopher Stasheff)

'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.' - Neal Stephenson, 2021. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Eviation Alice Electric Plane First Flight
'A white electric plane approached at great speed...' - Charles Cloukey, 1930. (re: Charles Cloukey)

Hotels Turn To Robots As Human Workers Regroup
'Chain of hotels that specialized in non-human service.' - Harry Harrison, 1970. (re: Harry Harrison)

Changesite Mineral To Be Mined On Moon By China
'But then... not every bulldozer operator works on the Moon.' - Pournelle and Niven, 1981. (re: Pournelle and Niven)

Tongue-Controlled Tong Wearable Mouth Computer
'Griff found the white and pink map distracting and switched it off using his tongue mouse.' - Greg Bear, 2007. (re: Greg Bear)

Is It Better To Be Short?
'He was one of the smaller, energy-saving new breed...' - Frank Herbert, 1972. (re: Frank Herbert)

Taikonaut Tai Chi Foot Loops
'Jimmy Cardigan and Harlowe, staring through the darkside port, had their feet in the foot-loops...' - Murray Leinster, 1931. (re: Murray Leinster)

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.' - Jack Williamson, 1939. (re: Jack Williamson)

Orion's 'Skip-to-M'Lou' Entry
'A lightning pilot possibly could land that tin toy without power and still walk away from it provided he had the skill to play Skip-to-MíLou in and out of the atmosphere...' - Robert Heinlein, 1958. (re: Robert Heinlein)

MarsCat and MetaCat, Your Robot Cat Companions
'It was you who betrayed me ó you and your robot cat.' - Raymond F. Jones, 1946. (re: Raymond F. Jones)

Mars Mission Using Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
'with its atomic engine as noiseless as a dancing sunbeam...' - HG Wells, 1914. (re: HG Wells)

Physiotherapists Get Help From Robots
'Most of the Members went into cold-rest; the others tended them...' - Robert Heinlein, 1941. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Robotaxi By Cruise Premieres in Austin, Texas
'... he settled back in a robotaxi and the brilliant lights of the streets flashed past.' - Joe Gibson, 1953. (re: Joe Gibson)

Tentacle Robot Gripper Recalls War Of The Worlds
'It presented a sort of metallic spider with five jointed, agile legs, and with an extraordinary number of jointed levers, bars, and reaching and clutching tentacles.' - HG Wells, 1898. (re: HG Wells)

The Coming Hell Of ChatGPT Salesbots
'Robot-salesmen were everywhere, gesturing, pleading, shrilling...' - Philip K. Dick, 1954. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Harmonia Making Generative Audio Tools For Everyone
'A cacophony of stentorious metal sounds.' - Ray Cummings, 1941. (re: William Gibson)

Fusion Power Breakthrough?
'The prospect of enough D-N beryllium to make fusion power really cheap...' - Gerald Vance, 1956. (re: Gerald Vance)

Artists Replaced By Robots? Everyone's a Patron Now
'The results would not be happy; a schizoid painting was bound to ensue.' - FL Wallace, 1953 (re: F.L. Wallace)

Four-Legged Robot With Magnetized Feet Climbs Walls
'... his magnetic boots which served to hold him to the steel floor.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1931. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Thing! Wednesday Robotic Hand (Robot Version)
'The crawling, exploring object was V-Stephen's surgeon-hand...' - Philip K. Dick, 1955. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Mesmer Robot Head Must Be Seen
'... he placed [the brain] inside the robot head, and clapped the padded wig over it.' - Otis Adelbert Kline, 1937. (re: Otis Adelbert Kline)

Tsunami Forecasts Improved By Ionosphere Signals
'Swifter than any tide could ebb, the water was receding from the shore.' (re: Arthur C. Clarke)

Holly+ Processes Your Singing In Holly Herndon's Voice
'The perfect voice is the voice of science.' - Bernard Brown, 1931. (re: Bernard Brown)

EctoLife Concept Video Artificial Womb For Baby Mass Production
'A great many of these synthetic babies were made and allowed to grow up under ideal conditions...' - Dr. David H. Keller, 1928. (re: Dr. David H. Keller)

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