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"As the rate of technological development speeds up, the gap between science fiction and what we’re living now is getting narrower all the time."
- Richard Morgan

Automated Wake-Up Call  
  A device that provides automated wake-up calls.  

I have no idea when hotels started using an automated dialer to provide wake-up calls. This one is also personalized.

Soft chimes roused Magnus Ridolph; he opened his eyes into the violet gloom of Kokod dawn. "Yes?"

The hotel circuit said, "Five o'clock, Mr. Ridolph. The first party for today's battle leaves in one hour."

Technovelgy from The Kokod Warriors, by Jack Vance.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1952
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