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 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
Junkbot - spamachine Distraction Sterling  1998
Juvenile - sneaks around The Man Who Japed Dick  1956

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CAV-X Supercavitating Ammo Deadly Underwater
re: Jules Verne
(11/25/2109)

Space Domes Over-rated? Science Fiction Authors Have Answers
re: Robert Heinlein
(11/23/2019)

Injectable Magnetic Fluid Slows Bleeding, Aids Magneto
re: Various
(11/21/2019)

Autonomous Wheelchairs Improve Airport Mobility
re: David H. Keller
(11/19/2019)

HVSD, Kitty Hawk's Electric Plane
re: John W. Campbell
(11/17/2019)

Frictionless Toilet Could Save 140 Billion Liters Of Water
re: Niven and Pournelle
(11/15/2019)

Viisights AI Hones Video Surveillance
re: Pournelle and Niven
(11/13/2019)

Cybertruck The Solar-Powered Steel Tortoise
re: Robert Heinlein
(11/11/2019)

Road Noise Charges Electric Cars With Peugeot Piezoelectric Billboard
re: Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
(11/9/2019)

Unsinkable Metal Latest Gates Obsession
re:
(11/7/2019)

M-Blocks 2.0 Self-Assembling Robots
re: Abraham Merritt
(11/5/2019)

NASA 'Broomstick' Recalls SciFi Ideas
re: Robert Heinlein
(11/3/2019)

Orbital Display's Low Earth Orbit Advertisements
re: Jack Williamson
(11/1/2019)

Neuromorphic Computing Hardare
re: Edmond Hamilton
(10/29/2019)

Vascularized Human Skin 3D Printed
re: Frank Herbert
(10/27/2019)

Trillionaires Still Earth-Bound
re: Garrett P. Serviss
(10/25/2019)

Digit V2 Bipedal Robot From Agility Robotics
re: Various
(10/23/2019)

3D Printed Dubai Building Is World's Largest
re: Murray Leinster
(10/21/2019)

Grow Plants On Moon Or Mars!
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(10/19/2019)

California Gets Shockwave Rider-Style Avoidance Zones
re: John Brunner
(10/17/2019)

Microbot Interstellar von Neumann Explorers
re: F.E. Hardart
(10/15/2019)

Hail SmartCan! Your Trash Bin Takes Itself Out
re: Harry Harrison
(10/13/2019)

Finally! Microsoft Surface Neo And Surface Duo Implement Excellent Courier Idea
re: Neal Stephenson
(10/11/2019)

Tap Strap 2 Now With Air Mouse
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/9/2019)

 

 

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