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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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)

Legal Profession Now Fairly Bristling With AI
re: David Brin
(10/7/2019)

Entire Planet Modeled In New MS Flight Sim
re: Neal Stephenson
(10/5/2019)

FlyZoo Robot Hotel By Alibaba
re: Harry Harrison
(10/3/2019)

Implanted Memories Provide Songs To Birds
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/1/2019)

Robot Tuna Swims As Fast As Nature's Tuna
re: Michael Swanwick
(9/29/2019)

Shapeshifter Robot Is Comprised Of Cobots
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/27/2019)

Google Commits To Fighting Deepfakes
re: Bruce Sterling
(9/25/2019)

China Accused Of Harvesting Organs From Unwanted Groups
re: Larry Niven
(9/23/2019)

Osmiridium Sounds Like Science Fiction (But It's Not!)
re: Jack Vance
(9/21/2019)

When Will We See The First Space Hotel?
re: Jack Williamson
(9/19/2019)

SpaceX Starhopper Has Flash Gordon Style
re: Various
(9/17/2019)

Mindar The Robot Buddhist Priest Offers A Blessing
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/15/2019)

Does Your Company Need A 'Chief Dreamer'?
re: Niven and Pournelle
(9/13/2019)

Helios Modular Touch Screen Wall Lights
re: Richard Morgan
(9/11/2019)

Zephyr Solar-Electric Stratospheric Drone
re: E.B. White
(9/9/2019)

Robot Hummingbird Hovers Biomimetically
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(9/7/2019)

Harvest Water From Air With Sunlight
re: George Lucas
(9/5/2019)

Capitalist Big Brother Co-Opts Regular Big Brother
re: George Orwell
(9/3/2019)

A Floating Cosmodrome
re: Otfrid von Hansten
(9/1/2019)

First Artificial Memory Formed In Animals
re: Philip K. Dick
(8/29/2019)

Maintain Your Megastructure
re: Various
(8/27/2019)

 

 

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