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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
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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Autonomous Cars Will Own Themselves
re: Philip K. Dick
(2/28/2015)

World's First 3D Printed Villa
re: Murray Leinster
(2/27/2015)

Hyperloop Track Starts Next Year
re: Albert Robida
(2/27/2015)

Brainflight Brain-Controlled Drone
re: Various
(2/26/2015)

Students Control Lab Experiments Remotely Via App
re: James Blish
(2/25/2015)

ROBEAR Nursing Care Robot
re: Katsuhiro Otomo
(2/24/2015)

Testing New Spacesuits In 1929 And 2015
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(2/23/2015)

Space Station Kitchens 1929 and 2015
re: Otto Willi Gail
(2/22/2015)

Volvo's 'Drive Me' Program Offers Autonomous Cars In 2017
re: Robert Heinlein
(2/21/2015)

Squad X Core Technologies For Infantry
re: Robert Heinlein
(2/20/2015)

Neptune Duo Smartwatch Wearable Wristband
re: Roger Zelazny
(2/19/2015)

FAA Drone Rules Beta Ready For Comments
re: EB White
(2/18/2015)

'Cortical Modem' Latest On DARPA's Wishlist
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(2/17/2015)

The Martians Are On Their Way!
re: HG Wells
(2/16/2015)

GuardBot Robotic Sphere Of War
re: Various
(2/15/2015)

Sony Aibo Robotic Dog Now With No Repairmen
re: Philip K. Dick
(2/14/2015)

Autonomous Car Outperforms Professional Race Driver
re: Daniel Suarez
(2/13/2015)

Vint Cerf's 'Digital Dark Age' Vs. George Orwell's
re: Frank Herbert
(2/12/2015)

GimBall Indoor Search Drone From Flyability
re: Larry Niven
(2/11/2015)

Meet Spot, The Electric Quadrupedal, Er, Robot Dog
re: Various
(2/10/2015)

Meet Samsung's SmartTV Telescreen
re: George Orwell
(2/9/2015)

Sea Slug Feeds On Sunlight With Genes From Its Food
re: John Scalzi
(2/8/2015)

Emoti-Chair Lets You Hear Through Your Skin
re: Aldous Huxley
(2/7/2015)

Forget Longevity, How About Super-Intelligence?
re: Philip K. Dick
(2/6/2015)

 

 

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