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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:54 am 
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Email and the internet in general: "The Machine Stops", by E. M. Forster.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:42 am 
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Quite a few potentially from Star Trek. The 'communicator' (particularly the hand-held ones from TOS) are basically mobile (cell) phones, and staying with TOS, Bones used a spray injector to administer medication rather than a syringe with a needle. Such things now exist and are in use.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:28 am 
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the Gourd has it.
surprised no one mentioned chip coins or some form of card. from many books i read as a kid. we call it PayPass in Australia just wave your ATM card to pay for things... might also be branded as "Touch and Go" ?

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the Gourd has it.
:shock: Ah, wasn't expecting that, so no question ready. back later.......

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:59 pm 
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Who or what is 'The double-decker dome'?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:39 pm 
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Sounds like a description of Abelard Snazz, genius-for-hire …

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The multi-story mackeral goes to Big D.

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Another list of five, then. Five political figures from five different SF backgrounds. These individuals should have been elected, or should have acquired their position - Supreme Ruler of the Universe, Sub-District Six Waste Disposal Comptroller, or whatever - through some formal process other than force or simple inheritance.

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Palpatine / Chancellor of the Republic / Star Wars Episode I

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Trying to survive behind the controls of a Caduceus Psi XT in Alpha test :lol:


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Rikki Stormgren - UN SecGen from Childhood's End by Clarke?

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Didn't Slippery Jim diGriz get himself elected president or something?

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Didn't Slippery Jim diGriz get himself elected president or something?
In The Stainless Steel Rat for President he does I think "win" an election - I'll allow it (unless someone can definitely say he didn't). One more wins the Herring-o-Questions …

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My fave evil babe, Supreme Commander Servalan AKA Commissioner Sleer, Blake's 7

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Servalan/Commissioner Sleer will do it! The fish is yours …

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