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Bookies Let You Place Your Bets On the Future!

I'll bet you feel strongly enough about at least one of these bets to want to put your money down. (SF in the News)

How Do Americans See The Future Of Technology?

What is most likely to happen in the future? Do you want to participate in the future? (SF in the News)

Flying Graffiti Drone Will Alter The Urban Landscape

The tagger's dream - lie in bed while painting at a remote location. (SF in the News)

Should Autonomous Cars Have Feelings About Crashes?

'Robots have worse problems than anybody.'- Philip K. Dick, 1952. (SF in the News)

M-Block Modular Robots Assemble Themselves

'... as though a child should build from nursery blocks a fantastic shape which abruptly is filled with throbbing life.'- Abraham Merritt, 1920. (SF in the News)

Augmented Reality Ship's Bridge From Rolls Royce

'... the immense, three-dimensional, minutely cubed model...'- 'Doc Smith, 1934. (SF in the News)

Artificial Blood From Factories

This blood's for you. (SF in the News)

Wrigley's Anti-Impotence Chewing Gum

'Chew one of these, Mr. Chip.'- Philip K. Dick, 1969. (SF in the News)

Arcology Now Universal Constructor

'... the hotel direly wanted to exist.'- Bruce Sterling, 1998. (SF in the News)

MisTable Fog Display Like SeaQuest DSV

Captain Bridger, a message is coming in. (SF in the News)

Full-Size Invisibility Cloak Now Possible

'I donned it and drew its hood, and threw on its current.'- Ray Cummings, 1930. (SF in the News)

Bioengineered Muscle Grows In Mice

'Joeboys... shoulders bulging with grafted muscle.' (SF in the News)

Self-Assembling Nanoparticles Move Like Tiny Gears

'Microscopic machinery, smaller than ants, smaller than pins, working energetically...'- Philip K. Dick, 1955. (SF in the News)

PredPol Predicting Crime As It Happens

'All day long the idiots babbled...'- Philip K. Dick, 1956. (SF in the News)

UK Internet Filters Default To 'Family-Friendly'

'People bought personalized filter programs...'- David Brin, 1990. (SF in the News)

NASA Gives Away Rocket Code - For Dads

'The rocket thundered and leaped. The children danced in their hammocks, screaming.'- Ray Bradbury, 1952. (SF in the News)

Automated Planet Finder Telescope Starts The Hunt

'I was near enough it now to set my automatic astronomical instruments to searching it for a habitable planet.'- Edmond Hamilton, 1936. (SF in the News)

Crabster CR200 Robot Prowls The Deep

'The handling-machine did not impress me as a machine, but as a crablike creature...'- H.G. Wells, 1898. (SF in the News)

Neither Dead Nor Alive - But Not In Suspended Animation

'...Can he be brought out of the cold-pack?'- Philip K. Dick, 1960. (SF in the News)

Dolphin Whistle Translator

'Louis could hear the other translator discs whistling softly in Puppeteer, snarling quietly in the Hero's Tongue.'- Larry Niven, 1970. (SF in the News)

Energy Curtain Key by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat)

A small handheld "key" to shut off a force field. From the 1931 story Venus Mines, Incorporated (new Technovelgy item)

Curtain (Force Barrier) by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat)

An easily set-up protective force barrier. From the 1931 story Venus Mines, Incorporated (new Technovelgy item)

Propulsion Gun by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat)

What can you push against in space? From the 1931 story Venus Mines, Incorporated (new Technovelgy item)

Artificial Atmosphere Machine by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat)

Not just oxygen, this gives you what you need in space. From the 1931 story Venus Mines, Incorporated (new Technovelgy item)

Gravity Belt by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat)

Adds 'weight' for walking on asteroids. From the 1931 story Venus Mines, Incorporated (new Technovelgy item)

Disintegrator Plate Ray by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat)

Ray cuts through metal like butter. From the 1931 story The Revolt of the Machines (new Technovelgy item)

Jovium by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat)

Rocket fuel catalyst that makes space travel commercially practical. From the 1931 story Venus Mines, Incorporated (new Technovelgy item)

Argento-Platinoid Dispatch Box by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat)

Impenetrable message carriers. From the 1931 story Venus Mines, Incorporated (new Technovelgy item)