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: Aldous Huxley
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re: 309
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re: Clifford Simak
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re: Greg Bear
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re: Barbara Hambly
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re: Isaac Asimov
(8/2/2017)

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re: David Brin
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MULTI Model Of Star Trek Turbolift
re: Various
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(7/29/2017)

An 'Ethical Black Box' For Robots?
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Dadbot Digital Immortality
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Kino Project Roaming Personal Fashion Robots
re: Robert Forward
(7/24/2017)

Astronaut Exercise Video, Predicted By SF Writers
re: Murray Leinster
(7/23/2017)

First Crewless Ship? Umm
re: Various
(7/22/2017)

RFID Chipped Employees Of Three Square Market
re: John Twelve Hawks
(7/21/2017)

JAXA's Int-Ball Drone To Follow Astronauts In Space Station
re: George Lucas
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re: Philip K. Dick
(7/19/2017)

Hand Gestures And Body Poses Control Devices
re: Philip K. Dick
(7/18/2017)

Rovable Robots Crawl Across Your Body
re: Robert Forward
(7/17/2017)

Sansar Social Virtual Reality Platform In 2017?
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