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 Invaders From The Infinite Campbell  1932
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
Jump-Along The Lady Was A Tramp Sharon  1957
Jumpdoor - entrance to the rabbit hole Whipping Star Herbert  1969
Jumper - float free Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Jumpship The Lady Was A Tramp Sharon  1957
Junkbot - spamachine Distraction Sterling  1998
Juvenile - sneaks around The Man Who Japed Dick  1956

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Jet-Powered Flying Suits Tested By Navy
re: Philip Frances Nowlan
(10/17/2020)

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re: Mark Twain
(10/15/2020)

What Does A Tesla Full Self-Driving Car See?
re: Paramahansa Yogananda
(10/13/2020)

BioVYZR Is Ready, Anti-Covid19 PAPR Lovers
re: Edmond Hamilton
(10/11/2020)

Tesla Will Have Metal Gear Snake Autocoupler, Musk Confirms
re: Stephen Barr
(10/9/2020)

Starlink Satellites Leading Edge On-Orbit Debris Mitigation
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(10/7/2020)

Healight Ultraviolet Endotracheal Device Has Covid-19 Treatment Potential
re: Cogswell
(10/5/2020)

Parents Use AI To See One Last Message From Their Deceased Son
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/4/2020)

Satoshi Tomizu Creates Pocket Universes And Worldcraft Bubbles In Glass
re: Philip K Dick
(10/3/2020)

Space Hero Inc. Offers Trip To ISS As Reality Show Prize
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(10/2/2020)

I Love Ceiling-Mounted Robots
re: EM Forster
(10/1/2020)

Armano Remote Control Excavator
re: Niven and Pournelle
(9/29/2020)

OK, NASA 3D Printer Of Food Not Yet Star Trek Food Synthesizer
re: Gene Roddenberry
(9/27/2020)

Kelly Clarkson Show Like Black Mirror '15 Million Merits'
re: Neal Stephenson
(9/25/2020)

Salto Jumping Robot Now Sticks Landing!
re: Isaac Asimov
(9/23/2020)

Gyroscopic Median-Straddling Mass Transit Vehicles
re: Kenneth Brown
(9/21/2020)

Bigrating Laser Beam-Riding Light Sail Is Self-Correcting
re: Cordwainer Smith
(9/19/2020)

ISS Astronauts Test Estee Lauder 'Advanced Night Repair' Skin Serum
re: Jack Williamson
(9/17/2020)

LG Wing Twisting Smartphone Might Be Fun
re: William Gibson
(9/15/2020)

Mushroom Coffin Returns You To Nature, Naturally
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/13/2020)

Will ATT Offer Ad-Subsidized Cellphone Service
re: JG Ballard
(9/11/2020)

Gyro-X Self-Balancing Two-Wheeler Car
re: Kenneth Brown
(9/9/2020)

Beat Covid-19 With AIR By MicroClimate - At Last I Get My PAPR
re: Edmond Hamilton
(9/7/2020)

Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition OLED TV
re: HG Wells
(9/5/2020)

 

 

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