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Time Machine, The

By: H. G. Wells

...The Time Machine is a novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1895, later made into two films of the same title. This novel is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel using a vehicle that allows an op...

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Dueling Machine, The

By: Ben Bova

...The Dueling Machine is the solution to settling disputes without injury. After you and your opponent select weapons and environments you are injected into an artificial reality where you fight to the virtual death… but no one actually ge...

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Machine Stops, The

By: E. M. Forster

...The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a 'cell', with all bodily and sp...

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Time Machine, The (Version 4)

By: H. G. Wells

...The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 for the first time and later adapted into at least two feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions, and a large number of comic boo...

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Ego Machine, The

By: Henry Kuttner

... plot has changed to include a robot from the future Nicholas looses all hope, but this robot may be just what he needs to win his freedom. – The Ego Machine was first published in the May, 1952 issue of Space Science Fiction magazine. (Summary by Gregg Margarite)...

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Machine Stops, The (version 2)

By: E. M. Forster

...takes place in a future where mankind, seemingly no longer able to survive on earth's surface, exists in a vast underground civilization known as The Machine. Each individual lives in an isolated, fully-automated cell-like room, connected to global information and communication systems, but cut off from all direct experience. The narrative focuses on Vashti, an advanced mo...

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Machine that Saved the World, The

By: Murray Leinster

...the far future of 1972, on a secret military installation, Staff Sergeant Bellews is an expert on the latest scientific discovery: a way for ordinary machines like vacuums and lawnmowers to gather experience in their jobs, becoming error free over time. Then the strange broadcasts began to blow up transmitters everywhere. Were they from space? Enemies? the future? He didn'...

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Neutrosophic Interpretation of The Analects of Confucius

By: Florentin Smarandache; Fu Yuhua

... time and energy were limited. For knowing a man truly, besides one person’s ability, other person’s help is needed in many cases, sometimes even the machine and the measuring appliance and so on are needed....

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Rossum's Universal Robots

By: Karel Capek

...count. Do you play the piano? HELENA Yes. DOMIN That's good. But a working machine must not play the piano, must not feel happy, must not do a whole ... ...u spoke of lies. HELENA You wouldn't have her killed? DOMIN You can't kill machines. R. U. R. I-13 HELENA Don't be afraid, Sulla, I won't let you go.... ...work, Miss Glory! One Robot can replace two and a half workmen. The human machine, Miss Glory, was terribly imperfect. It had to be removed sooner o... ...!–– and ensure good treatment for them. FABRY Not a bad object, either. A machine has to be treated properly. Upon my soul, I approve of that. I don... ... damage to himself because it doesn't hurt him. He puts his hand into the machine, breaks his finger, smashes his head, its all the same to him. We ... ... without price. There will be no poverty. All work will be done by living machines. Everybody will be free from worry and liberated from the degrada... ... perfect himself. He shall serve neither matter nor man. He will not be a machine and a device for production. He will be Lord of creation. BUSMAN A... ...ill all mankind. Spare no men. Spare no women. Save factories, railways, machinery, mines, and raw materials. Destroy the rest. Then return to work... ...crust of bread. I wanted not a single soul to be broken by other people's machinery. I wanted nothing, nothing, nothing to be left of this appalling...

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Lord of Death and the Queen of Life, The

By: Homer Eon Flint

...nus on the return voyage. On Mercury they find a strange city eerily abandoned. Sculptures of giant figures alarm them. In a building they discover a machine. The engineer gets it running, and blaring out of the machine a thundering voice speaking Mercurian begins to sound in a way that conveys to them that it is telling a story. After an enormous effort the men translate ...

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Contes cruels

By: Auguste de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam

...ers y montre sans fard, avec cynisme parfois, les travers de ses contemporains qui semblent bien cupides (Virginie et Paul), sots et superficiels (La machine à gloire). Néanmoins, les Contes ne bornent pas, loin s'en faut, à une critique du temps : le fantastique (L'Intersigne), genre en vogue, est représenté. Surtout, au travers de la plupart des Contes transparaissent un...

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Defiant Agents, The

By: Andre Norton

...Travis Fox and a band of fellow Apache AmerIndians have their racial memories and survival abilities enhanced by the Redax machine and are sent to the planet Topaz, one of the few worlds of the ancient star empire that the US has voyage tapes to. But the Reds have snooped the tapes and get there first, and have a nasty surprise waiting for any sh...

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The Replicating Rapid-Prototyper

By: Adrian Bowyer

...s & assemblers Viktor Zykov, Hod Lipson et al. (2005) Suppose we made a machine that: ● Self-replicated, but didn’t self-assemble (like a virus)... ... PC : Java Microcontrollers : C Does it work? Testbed machine 13 September 2006 Hubris What will happ... ...tous computer ownership Exponential growth 10,000 per hour Say the RepRap machine takes one day to copy it- self, and to make one comb... Evolution ... ...rove the design. ● Some improvements will be posted back on the Web. ● Old machines can make new designs. ● Artificial selection – speed, simplicity, ... ...lection. The CAD designs (genotype) have to be available with the RepRap machine (phenotype) for it to be able to copy itself. Economics It doesn'... ...e to copy itself. Economics It doesn't matter how much the first RepRap machine costs, all the rest will cost: $ raw-materials + assem... ...en in centuries... Darwinian engineering is the design of self-replicating machines and and their extended phenotypes so that they collectively exhib... ...collectively exhibit an evolutionarily stable strategy. Self-replicating machines ● Bacteria, archaea, eukarya ● Artificial replicators Extended ph... ...uilibrium is an ESS. Darwinian Engineering The design of self-replicating machines and and their extended phenotypes so that they collectively exhi...

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The Emerald Dagger

By: Barbara M. Hodges

...tretched upon the bed. My God, she thought, it’s me, and what’s with all the machines and tubes? 16 The Emerald Dagger She floated closer. Life suppo... ...d up the chart hanging at the foot of the bed, checked the read- ings on the machines and hung the chart back in its place. Look at her, Kelsey though... ...the doctor said. “Would she want to go on this way? No brain activity, and a machine breathing for her?” “I know you’re right,” Duncan cried. “But to ...

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Time Travel, Marilyn Monroe, Dinosaurs, and Aliens

By: Alexander Dimitroff Popoff

...“If I had a time machine I'd visit Marilyn Monroe in her prime,” wrote Professor Hawking in his article “STEPHEN HAWKING: How to build a time machine,” in Daily Mail. I liked very much his idea and prepared to go back in time. I started with...

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Watchbird

By: Robert Sheckley

...3 Robert Sheckley short stories that demonstrate the breathof his fantastic imagination. In Watchbird, the question can machines solve human problems? is answered with a resounding YES! But there may be a few unforeseen glitches. Just a few. Warrior Race drops us into an alien race of warriors who fight in a way you will never be able to imagi...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

... You can see how the dynamic of expanding 3-dimensional space works in bubble machines at amusement parks. The closer the bubbles are to the solid ... ...use this is how the entire Universe is organized and structured. The digital machine knowledge of 1 and 0 cannot explain a damned thing because it ... ...anic living creatures cannot be explained by 2-dimensional 0’s and 1’s. Dead machines will never become organically aware and they will never becom... ...they will never become organically intelligent. The point is: we do not need machines to understand the origins of our Universe. We owe it to ours... ... on the Totality of 12, in the TV series called: Star Gate. The series has a machine that is round and has 12 numbers around an THE PATH OF SPLITN... ... on the Totality of 12, in the TV series called: Star Gate. The series has a machine that is round and has 12 numbers around an THE PATH OF SPLITN... ...THE PATH OF SPLITNESS Chapter Three: Hominids 172 What is a tool or a machine? A tool or a machine is a dead thing that does a repetitive mo... ...s a dead thing that does a repetitive motion or function. The first tools or machines were the first limbs, the first shells that developed outer li... ...veloped outer limbs that moved repetitively. First using an outer shell as a machine-tool for motion, and then inner bones. Both the shell and the...

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Speculations and Physics

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...L A T I O NS I. Psychophysics II. Parapsychology and the Paranormal III. Turing Machines and Universes IV. The Science of Superstitions G O D... ...ngs - why did evolution resort to the false perception of continuum? And how can a machine which is bound to be discrete by virtue of its "naturaln... ...echnical Note about Ambiguity and Vagueness The Basic Dilemma of the Artist Turing Machines and Universes Born Aliens The Manifold of Sense Surpa... ...Existence Being John Malkovich The Shattered Identity The Matrix Return Turing Machines and Universes In 1936 an American (Alonzo Church) and a... ...se methods were so called because they could, in principle, be performed by simple machines (or human-computers or human- calculators, to use Turing... ...lculation methods. Turing went further down Church's road and designed the "Turing Machine" a machine which can calculate the values of all the f... ...d using effective or mechanical methods. Thus, the program running the TM (=Turing Machine in the rest of this text) was really an effective or mec... ...eory itself) were not recursive, meaning that they could not be solved by a Turing Machine. No one succeeded to prove that a function must be recu... ...these attempts are reducible or equivalent to TM computable functions). The Turing Machine itself, though abstract, has many "real world" features....

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And Gulliver Returns Book I : Touchdown

By: Bob Oconnor

...money to fund the health needs of those retirees. Jobs became more scarce as machines did the work of the unskilled and some of the skilled workers. ... ... would eagerly await the planetarium show. The giant black insect-like machine, the Zeiss planetarium, was perched in the middle of the 75 foot... ...s it out for a future home for our excess population. Maybe some day a time machine or an astral travel mechanism can be invented that would make em... ... service the firms founded on foreign money—the cleaning services, the copy machine maintenance companies, the various suppliers—fear not, much of ... ... can build vertical farms that use hydroponics. Today’s farms require large machines powered by oil. They require great amounts of water, which woul... ...er economically useful because there are fewer small farms and the labor is machine-generated, not human-generated. “I’ve thought about this...

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And Gulliver Returns Book IV : A Look at Our Human Values

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

... that show order we can see that they had a designing mind. Whether it be machines or buildings, there was a designer and a builder. Everything we s... ... clergy, by getting themselves established by law, and ingrafted into the machine of government, have been a very formidable engine against the civi... ... To hell with the people, government should go to the shrewdest political machine. What do the people know anyway?‖ --―Right. The Electoral Co... ...ended to AK 47s and other necessary arms by some state courts. And even a machine gun can fall under the protection offered by Supreme Court. (32), ... ...ion offered by Supreme Court. (32), if the defendant didn‘t know it was a machine gun! ―Generally the gun control cases decided by the Supreme... ...that, modern economies are tricky to manage. We need fewer farmers because machines do so much of the work. We need fewer production workers because ... ...pt functioning through nutrients in tubes and other functions provided by machines equal to a ghetto child in an underfunded school? Where should the... ...the need for its own ethnic citizens to till the 253 soil and man the machines. They disregard the fact that there are waiting workers in other ... ...eeds. Cheap labor, like slaves and Irishmen, are no longer needed because machines do the work. The needs now are for engineers, computer specialists...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VII : Book 7 Visit to Indus

By: Bob Oconnor

...d prospers fewer unskilled workers are needed. They become superfluous as machines and robots do their work and as the development of advanced techn... ...t us peel them by hand, then fly them back, than it is to have the shrimp machine peeled in Scotland by $11 an hour workers. 120 Scottish workers lo... ...what they can contribute to the overall society—they are not birth giving machines who make coffee. Patriarchal societies hurt themselves by not let...

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Trade Facilitation through Customs Procedures: Assessment of Apec's Progress

By: Its Global

...nd cargo, preferably using non-intrusive detection equipment such as large-scale X-ray machines and radiation detectors. e) Create and implement a... ...ystem which pre-clears passengers to ensure faster clearance on arrival. c) Introduce machine readable travel documents (MRTDs), if possible with ...

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The Snakelex Report

By: Christine Jones

...e has been exchanged during the service, not to mention, sale of stock or machinery. The congregation has grown quite accustomed to seeing their pas... ... all his money at cards, now took out his frustration on the old pinball machine. Eventually, Morris had no choice than to throw the young man out ...

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Time Traders (version 2), The

By: Andre Norton

...s in a man who must successfully act the part of a merchant trader of the Beaker people during the Bronze Age. For once they were transferred by time machine to the remote Baltic region where the Russian post was located, Ross and his partner Ashe were swept into a fantastic action-filled adventure involving Russians, superstitious prehistoric men, and the aliens of a lost...

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Time Traders, The

By: Andre Norton

...n a man who must successfully act the part of a merchant trader of the Beaker people during the Bronze Age.<P/>For once they were transferred by time machine to the remote Baltic region where the Russian post was located, Ross and his partner Ashe were swept into a fantastic action-filled adventure involving Russians, superstitious prehistoric men, and the aliens of a lost...

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Legacy

By: James Schmitz

...Ancient living machines that after millennia of stillness suddenly begin to move under their own power, for reasons that remain a mystery to men. Holati Tate discovered them—then disappeared. Trigger Argee was his closest associate—she mean...

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The Eye of Alloria

By: Rae Lori

...enture to the stars. He heard stories during the age of technology of how man sent machines to record data as they learned about other planets in th... ...d through the papers. “And to think at one time humanity couldn’t function without machines.” “How wrong they were,” he said. “I don’t need a fl... ...ead focused on the pursuit of pleasuring himself and feeding his every want. These machines joined with man to create superior beings, yet it backfi... ...with man to create superior beings, yet it backfired—destroying most of humankind. Machines were quickly destroyed as well thus sending mankind back... ...o the wars that started the destruction of your people right before the age of the machines.” He shifted his weight at the mention of the machin... ...he wars of men. Technology advanced to the point of the creation where Man created machines to think for themselves and to work twice as hard as hum... ...wice as hard as humans. Soon, they lead humans in war against themselves. But, the machines knew from man’s history that there would be a backlash a... ... that there would be a backlash against them. Humans fear what is different. The machines managed to reanimate human corpses and meld with them to ...

...In the late 21st century on Earth, new technology allowed man to create machines merged with the body of their fallen comrades of war. These ?manchines? fought and won the war for the West. Discarded, the manchines learned of their worth and fought back for their own freedom, destroying half of t...

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Unidentified Aerial Phenomena : Eighty Years of Pilot Sightings

By: Dominique F. Weinstein

...verfly the object, observing it between themselves and the earth below. Military pilots are trained to estimate distances, shapes and speed of flying machines. Sometimes, pilots’ sightings are confirmed by radar detection, observers on the ground (control tower personnel, Ground Observer Corps, civilians,..) or other pilots in flight. In some cases electro-magnetic eff...

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A History of U. S. Communications Security (Volumes I and Ii);1973

By: David G. Boak

... sent in the Seventh Army in Europe, and vice versa. Of course some systems, parti­ cularly some machine systems, are designed specifically for interc... ...he form of the messages themselves permit this terrible inflexibility. We use a few of them, but machines are the things we're moving towards to meet ... ...hey are built for speed; they are by far the Castest means of communicating securely with­ out a machine. Finally, they are extremely specialized, nar... ...This looks like a whole communications center or laboratof)' or something; but it'••U one cipher machine. It was caUed SIGSALLY. Ityou counted the air... ...the actual business of government and strategic military affairs is con­ ducted. This called for machinery that was smaller and packaged differently t... ...t reaches the cryptomacmne. and this meant that any time one placed that handset remote from the machine. the user. by "law" had to be reo stricted to... ...verythingelse. And finally. we bad to throw a lot of our basic m.rhodololY out the window. EverY machine I have talked to you about 10 far, without uc... ...dian, c:harpc:l with the specific responsibility of vouching for the whereabouts of a classified machine or classified key felt upon watching one of h... ... u briefly as I caD. then I will attempt something of a chrOnology for you. In brief: any time a machine is used to process classified infor­ mation e...

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Apec's Achievements in Trade Facilitation 2007-2010-Final Assessment of Tfapii

By: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Policy Support Unit

...go, preferably using non-intrusive detection equipment such as large- scale X-ray machines and radiation detectors. Create and implement an Authori... ...em which pre- clears passengers to ensure faster clearance on arrival. Introduce machine readable travel documents (MRTDs), if possible with biomet...

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The Labor Divide

By: Sam Vaknin

...effect on the relocation of work from factory and office to home and car. Machine tools and office equipment well into the 1980's were too cumbersom... ... other ominous signs. The worker of the future will interface mainly with machines or with others through machines - often from home. The merging of... ...tion of the common industrial worker, the veritable "anonymous cog in the machine". Not only was the link between worker and product broken - but t...

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Contributing to Efforts for Greater Financial Markets Stability in Apec Economies

By: Apec Finance Minister Process

...ent. The major commodities of Indonesia’s non-oil export consist of mineral products, machinery and equipment, and fat, oil, and waxes, contributing... ...ategory of commodities, the major commodity of Indonesian non-oil imports constituted machinery and equipment, and accounted for 27.86 percent of the... ...ral Reserve Banks’ check collection system. Providing High-speed, computer- controlled machines at Reserve Banks sort checks, total the amounts, credi...

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Empire and Wars

By: Sam Vaknin

...lessed import monopolies on every manner of contraband from building materials and machine spare parts to cars, televisions and beauty products. Th...

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War of the Worlds, The

By: H. G. Wells

... an English gentleman narrates the events of a violent and fast paced Martian invasion. The frightening images of people fleeing from gigantic tripod machines and the prospect of life under Martian rule have served as a bottomless well of inspiration for popular culture. The novel has served as a template for many derivative or inspired works, including comics, countless b...

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Grailem

By: Gary L Beer

...rototypes for a new generation of Man. The body skeleton, made of modern metal clusters, that would never decay, was almost indestructible. His inner machine workings were covered in a flexible carbon hybrid. The carbon, formed with the mineral pansaleite under extreme pressure gave the appearance and feel of human skin. The new kind of Man had to be in Man's own image and...

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Dieselpunk Epulp Showcase : Volume 1

By: John W. Picha; Grant Gardiner

...ful. Someone with respect. Both men stared from the sidewalk as the uniformed driver in the peaked hat and driving gloves casually hauled the huge machine into the outside lane, the big automobile whining up to speed as it left the rest of the halting traffic to fight amongst themselves. With one more deep growl of acceleration the mesmerising machine swung deep towards...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...dists who would dive their bombers into American ships killing those nice American boys. Hitler‘s troops were goose-stepping cogs in a terror machin... ...have been found to be: an assembly line worker, operator of an elevator with push-button controls, typist in a clerical pool, bank guard, copy machin...

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2045 : Inequity and Consequence

By: Imannuel Ishtar

... to promote good Christian living in the middle of the twenty-first century. If the French could possibly have been clever enough to create a time machine allowing Alexis de Tocqueville to assume the fourth seat at Jake's 'Chinese table', the historian might have wondered at the tendency of such seemingly-wholesome people to embrace moral totalitarianism as the litmus-t...

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