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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Keith Laumer's Bolo Autonomous Tanks Right On Schedule
re: Keith Laumer
(3/29/2017)

When Computers Develop Their Own Language, Will They Talk To Us?
re: Frederik Pohl
(3/28/2017)

LipNet Reads Lips - Until Disconnected, That Is
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(3/27/2017)

Eterni.me - To Skype With The Dead
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(3/26/2017)

Wearable MRI Is Former Occulus/Facebook Exec's New Project
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/25/2017)

Ford Stratasys Infinte Build 3D Printer
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/24/2017)

The Space Suit As Personal Spaceship
re: Jack Williamson
(3/23/2017)

Dune Fans! Your God Emperor Is Ready
re: Frank Herbert
(2/22/2017)

Robot Strolls Field, Examines EVERY Plant
re: John W. Campbell
(2/21/2017)

Sweden Outlaws Drones
re: Manly Wade Wellman
(2/20/2017)

Wear Your Self-Powered Generator
re: Frank Herbert
(2/19/2017)

TITAN-III Spider Robot Is WAY Too Quick (Video)
re: Michael Crichton
(2/18/2017)

Bill Gates Suggests Tax On Robots
re: John Twelve Hawks
(2/17/2017)

Handle, New Wheeled Hopping Robot
re: Isaac Asimov
(2/16/2017)

Matrix Sentinel Ancestor, The Pipe Inspector Robot From Krakow
re: Wachowskis
(2/15/2017)

Auto-Focus Smart Glasses Have Liquid Lenses
re: Frank Herbert
(2/14/2017)

Robotic Physician Assistant Has Steady 'Hands'
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(2/13/2017)

Roboy 3DPrinted Humanoid Robot
re: Henry Slesar
(2/12/2017)

Robird Flapping Wing Drones Keep Airports Safe
re: Greg Bear
(2/11/2017)

3D Printed Fashion - Plastirobes And Transdresses
re: Niven and Barnes
(2/10/2017)

Robotic Lawn Mower Powered By Sun, Arduino
re: Clifford SImak
(2/9/2017)

Google Perfects 'Blade Runner-style' Photo Details
re: Ridley Scott
(2/8/2017)

Pokerbot Libratus Learns To Lie (Bluff)
re: Various
(2/7/2017)

Otto Autonomous Robot Trucks Run Into... Legal Snag
re: Miles J. Breuer
(2/6/2017)

 

 

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