"In 1970 I found little difficulty staying 30 years ahead of the man in the street, and now I find it difficult to stay 18 months ahead of the man on the street."
The notion of a force-field is widely used in science fiction; this is a very early reference.
Here's another very early reference, from the same year, by 'Doc Smith writing in Space Hounds of IPC:
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Rippling Fin Robot Drone Swims And Walks
'... the curious parallelism to animal motions, which was so striking and disturbing to the human beholder...'
Space Weather News!
'On the three-dimensional map at weather headquarters on the planet Kaider III, the storm was colored orange'
Liftware Level, Google's Smart Spoon
'The result was indeed marvelous... I did not stagger and I did not reel.'
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'...thought had been given to its programming.'
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'What lay down there? Energy, tubes and pipes, wiring, transformers, self-contained machinery...'
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'Our beams feed these worlds energy drawn from... the Sun'
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'All that with glass...'
Science Fiction Helps Young Readers Build Resiliency
'Reading science fiction and fantasy can help readers make sense of the world.'
I Want My 1928 Telestereo Hologram Now
'Instantly there appeared standing upon the disk, the image of a man...'
Memes Now Come From Neural Nets
'Your order said for him to be able to be able to work out twists on the gags in the file...'
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