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Scotland Set To Implement Basic Income
'Earned by just being born.'- Philip Jose Farmer, 1967. (re: Philip Jose Farmer)

Sales Robots More Persistent Than Humans
'Robot-salesmen were everywhere, gesturing,,, shrilling...' - Philip K Dick, 1954. (re: Philip K. Dick)

AI Identifies Suicidal Behavior With 93 Percent Accuracy
'...He padded into the living room, and seated himself by the suitcase; he opened it, clicked switches, and turned on Dr. Smile.' - Philip K. Dick, 1965. (re: James Blish)

Razer Project Valerie Laptop Unfurls
'A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled silently...' - William Gibson, 1986. (re: William Gibson)

Can Virtual Reality help People Cope With Pain?
Research is promising. (re: Roger Zelazny)

Dust Movement On The Moon, Saturn's Rings Solved
'...The dust normally on the surface picks up and keeps a charge.' - Hal Clement, 1956. (re: Hal Clement)

Largest Micro-Drone Swarm Release Successful
'... Programmed to hang in space in a hexagonal grid pattern.' - Neal Stephenson, 1995. (re: Neal Stephenson)

Robot Motion Planning 10K Times Faster
'The robot crab... fired a burst of light, then froze...' - William Gibson, 1984. (re: William Gibson)

Reconfigured Graphene 10X Strong, 5 Percent Dense, As Steel
'...It was made of Alohydrolium, which is the lightest of all metals.' - Hugo Gernsback, 1911. (re: Hugo Gernsback)

Axiom - The World's First Private Space Station?
'So Webb Foster had built his space laboratory... It was a great crystal sphere, a thousand feet in diameter.' - Nat Schachner, 1937. (re: Nat Schachner)

DataTraveler Ultimate Generation 2 Terabyte Flashdrive
'A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary data spheres...' - Dan Simmons, 1989. (re: Dan Simmons)

HyperFace Aims To Foil Facial Recognition
'...A million and a half physiognomic fraction-representations of various people.' - Philip K. Dick, 1977. (re: Philip K. Dick)

MIT's aeroMorph Technology
'... It falls into that structure like a rubber figure returning to shape.' - Samuel R. Delany, 1966. (re: Samuel R. Delany)

Woolim DPRK Surveillance Tablet And Doctorow's 'Schoolbook'
'...cracking my SchoolBook had been easy.' Take heed, North Koreans! (re: Cory Doctorow)

Google Home Continues Implementation Of Pohl's Joymaker
'It is a transponder connecting you with the central computing facilities of the city in which you reside on a shared-time, self-programming basis.' - Frederik Pohl, 1966. (re: Frederik Pohl)

The Sheep Look Up In Beijing
'The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed...' - John Brunner, 1972. (re: John Brunner)

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