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
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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A Passing Drone Has Covid-19 Advice
re: Larry Niven
(3/25/2020)

Prototype Robotic Masseur Has The Touch
re: AE van Vogt
(3/23/2020)

Trash Sorting AI Robot Presages Skynet, Thanks A Lot
re: Various
(3/21/2020)

Electric Unicycle Is A Tumblebug
re: Robert Heinlein
(3/19/2020)

Another Soil Bacterium Eats Plastic
re: Michael Crichton
(3/17/2020)

reLive Memorial Come Back As A Tree
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/15/2020)

Engineered Living Building Materials
re: Larry Niven
(3/13/2020)

Draw Circuits With Conductive Ink
re: Niven and Pournelle
(3/11/2020)

Arkangel: Automatic Visual Censoring
re: George Orwell
(3/9/2020)

NASA Competition To Design A Bucket Drum For Moon Mining
re: Ray Cummings
(3/7/2020)

Medical Assistant Robot May Roam The Halls Of Hospitals
re: Isaac Asimov
(3/5/2020)

No Autonomous Trucks? Wait, What?
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/3/2020)

As Big As A Biltong - World's Largest 3D Printer
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/1/2020)

Drones Used To Smuggle Contraband Into Prison
re: Bruce Sterling
(2/29/2020)

Are You Ready For Commercial Space Travel?
re: Pohl and Kornbluth
(2/27/2020)

Amplified Nerves Lead To Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Hands
re: Martin Caidin
(2/25/2020)

FlyCroTug Micro Drones Do Heavy Lifting
re: James P. Hogan
(2/23/2020)

Virtual Whitney Houston In Concert
re: Various
(2/21/2020)

Robot Teaches Itself To Walk
re: Stephen Barr
(2/19/2020)

DARPA's Subterranean Challenge
re: Ridley Scott
(2/17/2020)

FCC Asks For Feedback On Repeal Of Net Neutrality
re: John Brunner
(2/15/2020)

Airbnb Has Surveillance Device Suggestions
re: Pournelle and Niven
(2/13/2020)

Prufrock The Newest Boring Machine
re: Paul Ernst
(2/11/2020)

EVs To Be Made In ICE Detroit-Hamtramck Plant
re: John Jacob Astor IV
(2/9/2020)

 

 

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