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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re: Gregory Benford
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re: Isaac Asimov
(5/25/2019)

Neurodevices For Consumers? Neuroethicists (And Philip K Dick) Say 'Caveat Emptor'
re: Philip K. Dick
(5/23/2019)

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re: John W. Campbell
(5/21/2019)

The Future Of Elon Musk's Neuralink
re: Richard Meredith
(5/19/2019)

Researchers Make You Say Anything in Videos
re: Ray Bradbury
(5/17/2019)

Jeff Bezos Tries Waldoes (Robotic Hands)
re: Robert Heinlein
(5/15/2019)

Asimov and Musk - Boring Company Tunnel vs. Street Race
re: Isaac Asimov
(5/13/2019)

Project Dylan - Amazon's Voice-Activated Wearable That Recognizes Human Emotions
re: Shoji Kawamori
(5/11/2019)

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re: WF Wallace
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Lilium Electric Air Taxi Prototype
re: Isaac Asimov
(5/7/2019)

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re: 2695
(5/5/2019)

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re: HG Wells
(5/3/2019)

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re: Harry Harrison
(5/1/2019)

Datagrid Model Generation Perfect For Eternal Cities Of Science Fiction
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(4/29/2019)

Kazahk Ironist Protester Arrested For Blank Sign Protest
re: Larry Niven
(4/27/2019)

Bitcoin Surges Again, To $7,000
re: Bruce Sterling
(4/25/2019)

China Develops Taste Testing Robots
re: Anthony Boucher
(4/23/2019)

North Sea Stone Age Reconstruction And Philip K Dick
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/21/2019)

Tesla Robotaxis Will Automatically Recharge Themselves
re: Stephen Barr
(4/19/2019)

New Lifelike Material Powered By Artificial Metabolism
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(4/17/2019)

Husqvarna Automower 435X AWD
re: Clifford Simak
(4/15/2019)

Elon Musk Foretells Tesla Sans Steering Wheel
re: David Keller
(4/13/2019)

 

 

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