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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Las Vegas Tunnels To Have Autonomous Teslas
re: Isaac Asimov
(1/15/2021)

TCL CSOT 17-Inch Printed OLED Scrolling Display
re: EC Tubb
(1/13/2021)

Reachy Humanoid VR Teleoperation App
re: AG Stangland
(1/11/2021)

Unitree A1 Robot ala Black Mirror and Snow Crash
re: Neal Stephenson
(1/9/2021)

DALL-E Makes Creative Images From Text
re: Various
(1/7/2021)

BladeBUG Robots Clean Massive Wind Turbine Blades
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(1/5/2021)

Looms To Manually Weave Lunar Rover Wheels
re: Charles Sheffield
(1/3/2021)

IceBot Antarctic (Planetary?) Robotic Explorers Made Of Ice
re: Greg Bear
(1/1/2021)

Glad 2020 Is Over
re: Various
(12/31/2020)

PEDOT Polymer Could Enhance Brain-Machine Interfaces
re: Larry Niven
(12/27/2020)

Study: Robots Encourage Humans To Take Risks
re: Various
(12/25/2020)

Kinetic Buildings And Psychotropic Houses
re: JG Ballard
(12/23/2020)

Jupe Urban Escape Pods Have Tesla, SpaceX Roots
re: Clifford Simak
(12/21/2020)

Best Robot Dance Video Of 2020
re: Fritz Lang
(12/19/2020)

Vertical Farm In Singapore's Output Is 1.5 Tons Per Day
re: Pohl and Kornbluth
(12/17/2020)

3D Printed 'Blisk' Manufactured In Orbit
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(12/15/2020)

Comercial Airlock 'Bishop' Now On ISS
re: John Jacob Astor
(12/13/2020)

Space Station Could Use Some Martian Sawgrass
re: George O. Smith
(12/11/2020)

ARTUu AI Copilot For USAF
re: George Lucas
(12/9/2020)

Smellicopter Combines Live Moth Antenna With Mechanical Drone
re: Philip K. Dick
(12/7/2020)

Kyosho Velociraptor Robot Future Of Combat Robots
re: Various
(12/5/2020)

Arches Of Chaos: Jovian Space Manifolds Create A Celestial Autobahn
re: Edmond Hamilton
(12/3/2020)

New Material Absorbs and Stores Solar Energy
re: L. Sprague de Camp
(12/1/2020)

First Boring Passenger Station In Las Vegas
re: Isaac Asimov
(11/29/2020)

 

 

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