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12 Real Life Inventions That Science Fiction is Neglecting at its Peril – io9

12 Real Life Inventions That Science Fiction is Neglecting at its Peril
io9
Science fiction has always commented on the present, and today's present is very science-fictional. All around, we see inventions that could transform the world within a decade or two. So why don't more science fiction writers speculate about them

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Inventions that were going to change the world – but didn’t – Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor

Inventions that were going to change the world – but didn't
Christian Science Monitor
Every new invention is supposed to be the "next big thing" – and some are. The cellphone, the PC, the plane: all inventions that revolutionized the way we live our lives and far surpassed their initial hype. But some inventions don't quite measure up

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10 ’80s Tech Inventions That Never Really Took Off – Popular Science

10 '80s Tech Inventions That Never Really Took Off
Popular Science
But what we do have in abundance are those quirky little inventions that make life just that tiny bit easier: affordable cell phones, GPS systems, high-speed internet, debit cards, frost-free freezers, budget airlines and longer-lasting batteries to

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Round Four: What Are The Most Important Inventions Of The Last 25 Years? – Popular Science

Round Four: What Are The Most Important Inventions Of The Last 25 Years?
Popular Science
There was no shortage of impassioned debate when we gathered to anoint the top 25 innovations in the history of Best of What's New. But a dozen editors locked in a room can only get you so far. How do you rank the best of the best – the iPhone versus

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