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 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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IBM's Grain Of Sand Computer
re: Stanislaw Lem
(4/6/2018)

Liquid Metal Shape-Changing 'Soft Robotics'
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/5/2018)

The Hammock Caravan And Italo Calvino's Octavia
re: Italo Calvino
(4/4/2018)

Super-Resolution Microscopy Provides '4D' Views
re: James Hogan
(4/3/2018)

Have I Seen The Tesla Roadster Story Before?
re: Theodore Sturgeon
(4/2/2018)

Watch 'Do You Trust This Computer' For Free Today
re: Various
(4/1/2018)

Self-Driving Car Ticketed
re: Various
(3/30/2018)

Elon Musk Tweets Versions Of Clarke's Operation Cleanup
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(3/28/2018)

Burner Generates Temporary Phone Numbers
re: John Varley
(3/26/2018)

Walmart’s Autonomous Robot Bees
re: Various
(3/24/2018)

EA Created AI That Taught Itself To Play Battlefield
re: Keith Laumer
(3/22/2018)

Is Teleportation A Death Sentence?
re: Clifford Simak
(3/20/2018)

New Brain Scanner Lets You Move Around
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/18/2018)

Can An Entire Brain Be Simulated In A Computer?
re: Isaac Asimov
(3/17/2018)

Physicists Try To Turn Light Into Matter
re: John W. Campbell
(3/16/2018)

Save Your Brain's Connectome, Upload Yourself Elsewhere
re: Richard Morgan
(3/15/2018)

TMS Decreases Belief In God, Increases Belief In Immigrants
re: Edmond Hamilton
(3/14/2018)

Loomo Mini Transporter Robot Companion You Ride On
re: Christopher Stasheff
(3/13/2018)

Soft Robotics - Now With 3D Printed Sensors!
re: Roger Zelazny
(3/12/2018)

AI Tool Lynx Insight And The Cybernetic Newsroom
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/11/2018)

Espresso Telescope Searches For Exoplanets
re: Edmond Hamilton
(3/10/2018)

Dune Fans! Metal-Organic Frameworks Make Science Fiction Real
re: Frank Herbert
(3/9/2018)

Manned Maneuvering Unit From 1984
re: Jack Williamson
(3/8/2018)

Astronaut Gets Younger In Space
re: James Blish
(3/7/2018)

 

 

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