Olaf Stapledon:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
William Olaf Stapledon (1886-1950), British philosopher and writer, was born near Liverpool; he served as a conscientious objector during WWII in France and Belgium. His works were a great influence on other sf writers, including Clarke, Aldiss and Lem.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Artificial Gravity System
Producing a gravity field without a large nearby mass.

Last and First Men (1930)

Artificial Planet
Constructed bodies the size of planets for habitation.

Star Maker (1937)

Artificial Transparent Element - see through it
A substance as strong as metal that you can see through.

Last and First Men (1930)

Gold-Fish-Bowl World
An artificial water planet.

Star Maker (1937)

Group Mind
A shared consciousness between a number of individuals.

Last and First Men (1930)

Light Traps (Dyson Sphere)
Surrounding a sun, a set of devices to capture or focus solar power.

Star Maker (1937)

Near-Space Solar Energy Collectors
Generating power from solar radiation closer to the source.

Star Maker (1937)

Planets Made Habitable
A plan to "terraform" a planet to improve its habitability by human beings.

Last and First Men (1930)

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