GRiD Compass

Released in 1982, the Grid Compass is argued by many to be the first laptop computer. It was extremely expensive, but its robust bubble memory made it successful in the defence industry and it was used on the Space Shuttle.

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Aliens (1986)

The marines attempt to repel the aliens using automatic sentry guns controlled by Grid Compass 1139s.

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Importance: ***
Realism: ***
This is supposed to be the far distant future!

Visibility: ***
This scene is only in the Special Edition.