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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Sci-Fi Helps Young Readers Build Resiliency
re: Various
(5/11/2020)

I Want My 1928 Telestereo Hologram Now
re: Edmond Hamilton
(5/9/2020)

Memes Now Come From Neural Nets
re: William Tenn
(5/7/2020)

Robot Dog Learns To Be Doggy From Real Dogs
re: Anthony Boucher
(5/5/2020)

Unwanted Cruise Ships Huddle Together Out At Sea
re: James Blish
(5/3/2020)

Sono Sion Electric Car Charges As You Drive
re: Robert Heinlein
(5/1/2020)

News Mood Filter Web Extension
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/29/2020)

Fetal Lamb Rests In Artificial Womb
re: Aldous Huxley
(4/27/2020)

MIT Wants To Catch Interstellar Visitors
re: Niven and Pournelle
(4/25/2020)

AutoX Sets Up Asia's Largest Robotaxi Center
re: Robert Heinlein
(4/23/2020)

E - Ink's Automatic Self Styling Color-Changing Dress
re: JG Ballard
(4/21/2020)

Soft Robots Use Kirigami Piezoelectric Sensor Skin
re: Roger Zelazny
(4/19/2020)

Bosch Smartglasses Laser Paints AR Image On Your Retina
re: Pohl and Kornbluth
(4/17/2020)

Maybe We Could Hibernate Until The Covid-19 Pandemic's End
re: Robert Heinlein
(4/15/2020)

Workplace Monitoring Hell, I Mean, Tool For Safe Distancing
re: Marshall Brain
(4/13/2020)

Patent Office Says AIs Cannot Be Inventors
re: William Gibson
(4/11/2020)

Starlink Orbital Network Like Coruscant Traffic Jam
re: George Lucas
(4/9/2020)

3D Printing Of Metallic Glass
re: Nolan and Calkins
(4/7/2020)

Einride Remote Operator Controls Multiple Vehicles
re: Charles Stross
(4/5/2020)

Bring Back Extinct Animals! Sort of.
re: David Brin
(4/3/2020)

Hardt Hyperloop Fast Transit In A Can
re: Harl Vincent
(4/1/2020)

Adversarial Pattern Shirts Confound Object Detection Systems
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/29/2020)

Drone Swarm Lifts Truck - Not!
re: Francis Godwin
(3/27/2020)

A Passing Drone Has Covid-19 Advice
re: Larry Niven
(3/25/2020)

 

 

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