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Space Craft Rope Ladder
Equipment used for debar king from a space craft.
(From Diabologic [1955] by Eric Frank Russell)
Automatic-Electric Packing Machine
A device able to pack randomly shaped objects combined into a single package automatically.
(From Ralph 124c 41 + [1911] by Hugo Gernsback)
Iridium Spirals (Street Lights)
Streetlights provide sunlight at night.
(From Ralph 124c 41 + [1911] by Hugo Gernsback)
Alohydrolium
The lightest metal.
(From Ralph 124c 41 + [1911] by Hugo Gernsback)
Alternate Computer Personality
A computer system that can take on complete, alternate personalities.
(From The Moon is a Harsh Mistress [1966] by Robert Heinlein)
TW-55 Spy
Conscious control of facial characteristics.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Tensile Memory Polarized Matter
The same piece of material can take pre-determined shapes.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Goat/Spider Silk
High tensile strength fibers from - goats.
(From Oryx and Crake [2003] by Margaret Atwood)
Email Shirt
See your email on your shirt.
(From Oryx and Crake [2003] by Margaret Atwood)
Self-Cleaning Gym Suit
Removes the source of odor.
(From Oryx and Crake [2003] by Margaret Atwood)
Image-Amps
Boost the signal from the eyes to see in the dark.
(From Neuromancer [1984] by William Gibson)
Pail of Air
A small bucket filled with (liquid) air.
(From A Pail of Air [1951] by Fritz Leiber)
Slug
An underwater "barge", consisting of a giant tube for transporting oil.
(From Dragon in the Sea [1956] by Frank Herbert)
Wimp Vault
Lots of spare bodies.
(From Millenium [1983] by John Varley)
Filing Crystal
Part kiosk, part storage system.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Discorporaphone
For speaking with the electronic dead.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Morgue (Recall Stage)
Storage and retrieval of frozen bodies.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Discorporate Sector
An electronic afterlife.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
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