Alan Dean Foster:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Alan Dean Foster (b. 1946) is a prolifc American science fiction and fantasy writer. He has also dipped into the fields of horror, detective, Western, historical and contemporary fiction in his more than 100 books. He received a bachelor's degree in political science and a master of fine arts from UCLA.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Aeromuse Pillow
A pillow that doubles as a music player.

The Human Blend (2010)

Automated Taxi
A driverless taxicab.

Sagramanda (2006)

Barker - hacking medical implants
A device that scans for nearby medical implants, and allows the operator to take control.

The Human Blend (2010)

Clothing Size Scanner
A device that scanned a living person to determine clothing sizes.

Sagramanda (2006)

Command Bracelet
A wrist-borne device with a variety of capabilities.

Sagramanda (2006)

Disabler
A device that drains power quickly from an electric vehicle.

The Human Blend (2010)

Disperser - back off
Device that gives an electric shock to anyone who touches a vehicle.

Sagramanda (2006)

Humeld - more than human
A human being with augmented body parts.

The Human Blend (2010)

Mobile Advertisements - airborne adverts
Advertisements presented in mid-air in public spaces.

Sagramanda (2006)

Municipal Cattle Remover
A device to pick cattle up and place them in a truck for later dispersion in the countryside.

Sagramanda (2006)

Necap
A device that burns out neural connections.

The Human Blend (2010)

Nutrient Extractor and Maximizer (NEM) - get more out of food
Device that replaces and extends the capabilities of the human digestive system.

The Human Blend (2010)

Office Hand
A robotic hand with each finger customized for a different function.

The Human Blend (2010)

Pocket Scanner
A device that scans for the codes that will open a vehicle's door on command.

Sagramanda (2006)

Pocket-Sized Ad-Blocker
A device that prevented targeted advertisements from reaching you.

Sagramanda (2006)

Power Stilts - lift your house
Platforms that push inundated cities ever higher.

The Human Blend (2010)

Robot Gun
An automated gun; typically used for sentry duty.

Aliens (1986)

Rocket Pine
Genetically engineered trees for wood pulp.

The Human Blend (2010)

The Krang - instrument or weapon?
An enormous musical instrument (or weapon).

The Tar-Aiym Krang (1972)

Traffic Lane Discharger
A device that electrically shocked vehicles whose drivers attempted to evade traffic control devices.

Sagramanda (2006)


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