Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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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
Joeboy (Muscle Grafts) - got muscles? Neuromancer Gibson  1984
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
Jumble-Box Changeling Zelazny  1980
Jump Drive Ethical Engineer Harrison  1963
Jump Harness - rocket pack Stranger in a Strange Land Heinlein  1961
Jump Point Bill for Delivery Anvil  1964
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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in the News

China's Artificial Intelligence-Enhanced Education
re: James Blish
(8/5/2019)

Orbital Manufacturer 'Made in Space' Gets $73 Million NASA Contract
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(8/3/2019)

Soli Gesture Tech Will Be In Google Pixel 4
re: Philip K. Dick
(8/1/2019)

Uber Eats Pairs Cars With Drones
re: Denis Villeneuve
(7/27/2019)

Space-Based Solar Power Roundup
re: Murray Leinster
(7/25/2019)

Lost Language Meanings Found By Machine Learning
re: Larry Niven
(7/23/2019)

'Aerogel' Sheets For Martian Gardens
re: Raymond Z Gallun
(7/21/2019)

France's 'Red Team' Of Science Fiction Authors
re: Niven and Pournelle
(7/19/2019)

Dim The Sun With Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment
re: Niven and Pournelle
(7/17/2019)

Mashambas Skyscraper Farm Design Wins
re: Poh and Kornbluth
(7/15/2019)

Self-Driving Tractors From China Plan Ahead
re: Otfrid von Hanstein
(7/13/2019)

Jet-Powered Hoverboard Works!
re: Clifford Simak
(7/11/2019)

Nobe 3-Wheel Electric Vehicle Parking Like I, Robot
re: Robert Heinlein
(7/9/2019)

Michelin Self-Sealing Tires On Ford's Explorer
re: Jack Williamson
(7/7/2019)

Mushroom Eats Plastic, Saves Planet
re: Michael Crichton
(7/5/2019)

Juggalo Face Paint Disrupts Facial Recognition
re: Neal Stephenson
(7/3/2019)

Mojipic Smart Voice Vehicle Emojis
re: Various
(7/1/2019)

Unusual Twist On Woman Dates Robot
re: Manly Wade Wellman
(6/29/2019)

BrainNet Triple Telepathic Gaming Threat
re: Philip K. Dick
(6/27/2019)

AVAS Noisemakers Required For EVs By EU
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/25/2019)

Pun Generation Via Neural Nets
re: William Tenn
(6/23/2019)

Blood Battery Robotic Fish
re: Michael Swanwick
(6/21/2019)

Lightyear One Solar-Powered Electric Car (Design By Heinlein)
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/19/2019)

'Agression Detectors' Don't Work When Spying On Students
re: Anne McCaffrey
(6/17/2019)

 

 

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