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Explore the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) - over 3,200 are available. Use the Timeline of Science Fiction Invention or the Dictionary of Science Fiction Technology to see them all, look for the category that interests you, or browse by favorite author / book. Browse more than 5,800 Science Fiction in the News articles.

GIDE AI Tools 'See Days In Advance'
'what will go on here in the next half hour...' - Philip K. Dick, 1964. (7/25/2021)
Hundreds Of Covid-Catching AI Tools - None Help
'Plagues had been known to slay too rapidly and universally to be checked by human treatment.' Katherine MacLean, 1950. (7/23/2021)
Robot Snakes Now With Partitioned Gait
'The coil on the table appeared to be a snake...' - Greg Bear ,2009. (7/21/2021)
Will The Super Bowl Go To Pay Per View?
'...this afternoon’s football game cost each person who had one of the television screens one dollar for the privilege.' - Dr. David H. Keller, 1929. (7/19/2021)
Force Fields Of Directed Energy Wanted By USAF
'The downrushing bombs bounced off the cone-curtain of light as though from an invisible rubber wall.' - Frank Phillips, 1929. (7/17/2021)
Israel Okays Third Covid Shot For Seniors
'All the vaccination shots up and down his arms, on his thighs and buttocks...' - Philip K. Dick, 1955. (7/15/2021)
Tesla Vs... Domino's? The Race For Autonomous Vehicles
'...some bored drone pusher in a remote driving centre has got your life - and half a dozen other lives - in his hands.' - Charles Stross, 2007. (7/13/2021)
SpaceX Starship A Giant Space Telescope?
'He used the great telescope which was built into the main axis of the ship...' - Max Valier, 1931. (7/11/2021)
Florida Man Felt Harassed By Drone, Shoots It Down
'...a kid bounced a missile off a golden ball.' - Larry Niven, 1972. (7/9/2021)
Watch A Man Swallow A Robot
These just keep getting better. (7/7/2021)
Space Traffic Management (STM) Needs Action
'Approaching Earth, he called over the patrol frequency and asked for a parking orbit...' - Robert Heinlein, 1941. (7/5/2021)
Boring Company Bricks Predicted In 1929
'... used to make building blocks for these invaders.' - Frank Phillips, 1929. (7/3/2021)
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The Sleep
Use of a special technique to lessen the supplies required for long space voyages.
(From Tani of Ekkis [1930] by Judson W.  Reeves)
Exodus Ship
A generation ship to save a culture from extinction.
(From Tani of Ekkis [1930] by Judson W.  Reeves)
Skin Computer
A computer that looks like a tattoo, on a stretchable base.
(From Mariposa [2009] by Greg  Bear)
Massive Open Learning
Teach using standard videos prepared by the best teachers.
(From The Threat of the Robot [1929] by David H.  Keller)
Robots Take Human Jobs
Robots displace human beings in the workforce.
(From The Threat of the Robot [1929] by David H.  Keller)
Governing Keyboard
A remote-controlled robot responds to keyboard commands.
(From The Threat of the Robot [1929] by David H.  Keller)
Television Sheet
A large, flat screen television set.
(From The Threat of the Robot [1929] by David H.  Keller)
Pay Per View TV
The broadcast of games and matches to private televisions for a fee.
(From The Threat of the Robot [1929] by David H.  Keller)
Radio-Controlled Mechanical Man
A remote-controlled robot.
(From The Robot Terror [1930] by Melbourne  Huff)
Receives transmissions from the sun itself.
(From In the Deep of Time [1897] by George Parsons  Lathrop)
Unbreakable transparent window material.
(From Master of the Asteroid [1932] by Clark Ashton  Smith)
Radium Repeller ray
Move inbound asteroids aside to keep ships safe.
(From The Asteroid of Death [1931] by Neil R.  Jones)
Mother World
Planet of origin.
(From The Asteroid of Death [1931] by Neil R.  Jones)
Reaction Attachment
Independent maneuvering for space suits.
(From The Asteroid of Death [1931] by Neil R.  Jones)
Mechanical Newsmachine
An automated device that delivers on-the-spot news.
(From Foster, You're Dead [1955] by Philip K.  Dick)
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12,000 solar panels cover its 64 meter wingspan; one-quarter of the weight of the plane is accounted for by the lithium batteries that powered it at night. (re: John W. Campbell)

Computational Journalism The Homeostatic Newspaper
The use of computers in the otherwise human task of news writing and dissemination. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Terahertz Remote Sensing Detectors
These sensors could see through walls, containers and clothing from hundreds of feet away. (re: Doc Smith)

Ikaros Solar Sail Works!
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Pharmed Blood Is DARPA's Tru Blood
We are basically mimicking bone marrow in a lab environment. (re: Charlaine Harris)

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