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Heliocar
Ground vehicle that can also lift off like a helicopter.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
FTL
Abbreviation for "faster than light".
(From The Enchanted Forest [1950] by Fritz Leiber)
Search-Bug
An exploratory robot.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K. Dick)
Rocket Tug
The equivalent of a tug boat for space ships.
(From Crystalized Thought [1937] by Nat Schachner)
Repulsor Screen
Diverts troublesome asteroids.
(From Crystalized Thought [1937] by Nat Schachner)
Plani-Glass
Transparent and light and has the tensile strength of steel!
(From Crystalized Thought [1937] by Nat Schachner)
Automatic Factory
Manufacturing facility that functions entirely autonomously.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K. Dick)
Poldek
Ability to sense life.
(From The Saga of Pelican West [1937] by Eric Frank Russell)
Photo-Electric Mosaic
A means of capturing astronomical images.
(From Beyond Which Limits [1937] by Nat Schachner)
Mercy Gas
Breathe it and die.
(From The Saga of Pelican West [1937] by Eric Frank Russell)
Magnetic Anchor
A means of affixing an anchor point on a spacecraft hull.
(From The Saga of Pelican West [1937] by Eric Frank Russell)
Automatic Ore Cart
An autonomous truck for raw ore processing.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K. Dick)
Pizzled (Semantic Garble)
Use of nonsensical statements to deliberately confuse an artificial intelligence.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K. Dick)
No Human Programmers
The idea that computers are too complicated and too important to be programmed by human beings.
(From Millenium [1983] by John Varley)
Synthetic Milk
Milk made without cows.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K. Dick)
Domed Mapviewer
Illuminated hemispherical map display.
(From Dorsai! [1960] by Gordon R. Dickson)
Robot Factory Representative
An ambulatory agent of an automatic factory.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K. Dick)
Raw Material-Tropic
Moves towards desirable raw materials.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K. Dick)
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