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
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 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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re: Philip K. Dick
(5/19/2016)

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re: Robert Heinlein
(5/18/2016)

Otto Self-Driving Truck Kits
re: Poul Anderson
(5/17/2016)

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re: Harry Harrison
(5/15/2016)

Is This Robotic Hand As Quick As Yours?
re: Philip K. Dick
(5/14/2016)

DARPA's XS-1 Spaceplane
re: Robert Heinlein
(5/13/2016)

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re: Douglas Adams
(5/12/2016)

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re: Ray Bradbury
(5/11/2016)

NASA Culturing ISS Walls For Microbes
re: Michael Crichton
(5/10/2016)

Siemens 3D Printing Robot Spiders
re: Charles Sheffield
(5/9/2016)

Implants Melt In Your Brain, Not In Your Hands
re: Greg Bear
(5/8/2016)

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re: David H. Keller
(5/7/2016)

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re: Otto Willi Gail
(5/6/2016)

DIY Method To Summon Tesla With Amazon Echo
re: Schachner and Zagat
(5/5/2016)

AI Lawyer 'Ross' Gets First Job
re: Greg Egan
(5/4/2016)

MIT's Second Skin Enhances Original Skin
re: John Varley
(5/3/2016)

CommU Robot Children Scare Me
re: Brian Aldiss
(5/2/2016)

VelociRoACH Insect Robots Cooperate
re: Isaac Asimov
(5/1/2016)

Best Surgeon? The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot
re: Isaac Asimov
(4/30/2016)

Turing's Nose - Was That Scent Real Or Artificial?
re: Aldous Huxley
(4/29/2016)

Xian'er Buddhist Monk Robot
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/29/2016)

AnBot Security Robot WILL Tase You, Bro
re: Michael Crichton
(4/28/2016)

Hover Camera - Unfold Drone, Shoot Selfie
re: Karen Traviss
(4/27/2016)

A Baker's Dozen Of Autonomous Car-Related Revolutions
re: David H. Keller
(4/27/2016)

 

 

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