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"the [science fiction] writer should be able to convince the reader (and himself) that the wonders he is describing really can come true...and that gets tricky when you take a good, hard look at the world around you."
- Frederik Pohl

Car Dashboard Drone Controller  
  A screen and controls for using a remote drone.  

Just the thing for the Runaway squad. Runaway robots, that is. It controls the floater camera drone.


(Indash video control screen)

From Runaway, by Michael Crichton.
Published by Tri-Star Pictures in 1985
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Compare to the control grid for the Raytron apparatus from Ray Cumming's 1928 story Beyond the Stars and the control bracelet wristband viewer for the tracer birds in Roger Zelazny's 1980 novel Changeling.

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