Timeline of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Date Device Name (Novel Author)
2010 Rocket Pine (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
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 Darknet Farm - augmented farm reality (from Freedom by Daniel Suarez)
2010 Necap (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Aeromuse Pillow (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Alien Trojan (from Out of the Dark by David Webber)
2010 Disabler (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2011 Onionskin Transparent Jeans (from Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart)
2011 DNA Publishing (from Spiral by Paul McEuen)
2011 Virtual Punishment (from Complete Sentence by Joe Haldeman)
2012 DNA Music Storage (from Year Zero by Rob Reid)
2014 Cosmoline (Warm Sleep) (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2014 Replaced Worker Benefits (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)
2014 Nubot (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)

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The Living Tree House
re: Jack Vance
(10/26/2014)

Flying Defibrillator Ambulance Drone
re: Frederik Pohl
(10/25/2014)

High Fidelity Produces More Expressive Avatars!
re: Neal Stephenson
(10/24/2014)

Physicists Build Repulsor / Tractor Beam
re: E.E. 'Doc' Smith
(10/23/2014)

Will You Upload Your Mind Anytime Soon?
re: Richard Morgan
(10/22/2014)

Students! NASA Wants To 3D Print Your Tool Design In Space!
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(10/21/2014)

Amazing ARES Augmented Reality Sandbox
re: Stanislaw Lem
(10/21/2014)

'3D Light Sculpture' Projected Directly Onto Retina
re: Pohl and Kornbluth
(10/20/2014)

3D Printer Vending Machine Dispenses Dreams
re: William Gibson
(10/19/2014)

Why Not Nurse Grandma With A Robot?
re: David Keller
(10/18/2014)

Flock Of Minisats Will Image The Earth
re: Robert Silverberg
(10/17/2014)

Should Robots Have Civil Rights?
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/16/2014)

Robert Heinlein, Your Self-Driving Car Is Almost Ready!
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/16/2014)

The Manned Maneuvering Unit Story
re: Gordon A. Giles
(10/15/2014)

Scheherazade, An Open Story Generator
re: JG Ballard
(10/15/2014)

Sample The In Vitro Meat Cookbook
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/14/2014)

Erased Memories In A Flash Of Light
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/13/2014)

'Diamond Nanothreads' Now, Someday Space Elevators?
re: Arthur C Clarke
(10/13/2014)

'Artificial Spleen' Cleans The Blood
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/12/2014)

Raffia, The Google Streetview Camel
re: George Lucas
(10/11/2014)

It's Boonta Eve! You Can Podrace With Drones
re: George Lucas
(10/10/2014)

Leia Display System - Our Only Hope?
re: John Varley
(10/10/2014)

A Bloody Rare Vegan Burger
re: Various
(10/9/2014)

Bigelow's Inflatable BEAM Module Ready For ISS In 2015
re: Larry Niven
(10/8/2014)

Toshiba's Lifelike Communication Android
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/7/2014)

Bullied UK Student Uses Sunglass Video For Case
re: David Brin
(10/6/2014)

Torpor Inducing Transfer Habitats Sleeping Your Way To Mars!
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/5/2014)

Microsoft RoomAlive - Your Basement Is The Game
re: Clifford Simak
(10/4/2014)

Blahtherapy - You Vent Anonymously To Strangers
re: John Brunner
(10/3/2014)

Most Advanced Robotic Hand?
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/2/2014)

Tesla 90 Percent Autonomous Car By 2015 - Elon Musk
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/1/2014)

Should You Put Your Virtual Assistants In Your Will?
re: Artificial Intelligence
(9/30/2014)

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