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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Jack In - first use of term Tower of Glass Silverberg  1970
Jackleg - dodge the data cops Islands in the Net Sterling  1988
JAL Shuttle Neuromancer Gibson  1984
Jaunte Stage - a little space to teleport The Stars My Destination Bester  1956
Jet-Down - explore planets Prelude to Foundation Asimov  1988
Jet-Powered Aquaplane The Star King Vance  1964
Jiffi-scuttler Prominent Author Dick  1954
Jodie Grid The Diamond Age Stephenson  1995
Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Adams  1979
Jovium Venus Mines, Incorporated Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Joy-boat Junior - a private space yacht Methuselah's Children Heinlein  1941
Joymaker - the ultimate PDA The Age of The Pussyfoot Pohl  1966
Joystick Controls w/Remote Display The Land Ironclads Wells  1903
Jubba Cloak Dune Herbert  1965
Jump Drive Ethical Engineer Harrison  1963
Jump Harness - rocket pack Stranger in a Strange Land Heinlein  1961
Jump Through Hyperspace - is travel through hyperspace possible? Foundation Asimov  1951
Jumpdoor - entrance to the rabbit hole Whipping Star Herbert  1969
Jumper - float free Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Junkbot - spamachine Distraction Sterling  1998
Juvenile - sneaks around The Man Who Japed Dick  1956

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Smart Window Tints, Powers Itself
re: Frank Herbert
(12/18/2014)

A Basic Income TED Talk
re: Philip Jose Farmer
(12/18/2014)

What Can Magic Leap Expect From New 'Chief Futurist' Neal Stephenson?
re: Neal Stephenson
(12/17/2014)

Should SETI Talk To Molecular Cloud Barnard 68?
re: Fred Hoyle
(12/17/2014)

LikeAGlove Smart Garment Knows Your Size
re: HG Wells
(12/16/2014)

EXACTO Bullets Change Course In Mid-Air
re: Philip E. High
(12/16/2014)

Button-Pushing Robots Have Taken Our Jobs, Thankfully
re: Schachner and Zagat
(12/15/2014)

Puls 'Smart Watch' Replaces Your Cell Phone
re: HG Wells
(12/14/2014)

Small Molecule Walker Takes First Steps
re: Philip K. Dick
(12/13/2014)

US Navy Laser Ready For Use
re: HG Wells
(12/12/2014)

Fast Lightweight Autonomy Indoor Drones For DARPA
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(12/11/2014)

Ninebot One Self-Balancing Wheel
re: Robert Heinlein
(12/10/2014)

FuturICT Knowledge Accelerator And Psychohistory
re: Isaac Asimov
(12/9/2014)

Stellar Navigation Based On Network Analysis
re: Clifford Simak
(12/8/2014)

New 'Smart-Skin' Senses Pressure, Humidity, Heat
re: Roger Zelazny
(12/7/2014)

Mimo Baby Monitor
re: David H. Keller
(12/6/2014)

RocketSkates Motorized Skates
re: Hugo Gernsback
(12/5/2014)

Colloidal Quantum Dots Make Spray-On Solar Cells Possible
re: Larry Niven
(12/4/2014)

Flying Robot Waiters From Infinium Robotics
re: H. Beam Piper
(12/3/2014)

Law Firms To Undergo 'Structural Collapse' Due Artificially Intelligent Systems
re: David Brin
(12/2/2014)

Eel Robots Ideal For Naval Warfare
re: Murray Leinster
(12/1/2014)

MULTI First Cable-Free Elevator Like Turbolift
re: Gene Roddenberry
(11/30/2014)

Secrets Of Charismatic Speakers Revealed
re: Frank Herbert
(11/29/2014)

3D Printing Of LED Display Contact Lenses
re: Niven and Barnes
(11/28/2014)

 

 

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