Timeline of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
(sorted by Publication Date)

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Date Device Name (Novel Author)
2010 Alien Trojan (from Out of the Dark by David Webber)
2010 Angel Teeth (from Freedom by Daniel Suarez)
2010 Metallic Display Scroll (from Freedom by Daniel Suarez)
2010 Barker - hacking medical implants (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Humeld - more than human (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Power Stilts - lift your house (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Nutrient Extractor and Maximizer (NEM) - get more out of food (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Office Hand (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Disabler (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Necap (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Rocket Pine (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Aeromuse Pillow (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Darknet Farm - augmented farm reality (from Freedom by Daniel Suarez)
2011 Onionskin Transparent Jeans (from Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart)
2011 Virtual Punishment (from Complete Sentence by Joe Haldeman)
2011 DNA Publishing (from Spiral by Paul McEuen)
2012 DNA Music Storage (from Year Zero by Rob Reid)
2012 Parent Drone (from Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez)
2014 Replaced Worker Benefits (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)
2014 Nubot (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)
2014 Freedom ID (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)
2014 EYE Program (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)
2014 Norm-All Program (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)
2014 Cosmoline (Warm Sleep) (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2014 Timeout (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2014 Skintight (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2014 Puff (Puff Balls) (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2014 Oxygen Fountain (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2015 Clearsac (from The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi)
2015 Face Recognition Sunglasses (from The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi)

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re: Frank Herbert
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re: William Gibson
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re: Frederik Pohl
(8/23/2015)

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re: Larry Niven
(8/21/2015)

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re: Irwin Allen
(8/19/2015)

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re: Roger Zelazny
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re: Frank Herbert
(8/15/2015)

Self-Healing Materials For Spacecraft
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(8/13/2015)

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re: EC Tubb
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re: Herbert Goldstone
(8/9/2015)

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re: Gregory Benford
(8/7/2015)

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re: Larry Niven
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re: Arthur C. Clarke
(8/3/2015)

Ekso Works Industrial Exoskeleton
re: Edmond Hamilton
(8/1/2015)

Mother Robot Evolves Her Children
re: Maurice A. Hugi
(7/29/2015)

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re: Neal Stephenson
(7/27/2015)

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re: Robert Heinlein
(7/25/2015)

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re: Neal Stephenson
(7/23/2015)

Organoids Galore!
re: Philip K. Dick
(7/21/2015)

Artificial Gravity? Why Not?
re: Ray Cummings
(7/19/2015)

Hackers Can Take Control Of Cars From Anywhere In The World
re: Keith Laumer
(7/17/2015)

Armed Drone Opens Fire
re: Larry Niven
(7/13/2015)

Robotic Exoskeleton Releases Man From Wheelchair
re: Fritz Leiber
(7/11/2015)

Oh, Just Let Robots Run Airports
re: John Brunner
(7/9/2015)

How Smart Should AI's Be Allowed To Get?
re: William Gibson
(7/7/2015)

NASA Misses $5Trillion Funding Boost
re: Garrett P. Serviss
(7/5/2015)

Kuwait Creates Mandatory DNA Database For Citizens
re: Andrew Niccol
(7/3/2015)

Please, Please Let There Be Regenerated Teeth
re: William Gibson
(7/1/2015)

Google AI 'Deep Dreams' Kubrick's 2001
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(6/29/2015)

The BLITAB: First Tactile Tablet for Blind People
re: Various
(6/28/2015)

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