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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Jaguar I-Pace Audible Vehicle Alert System For EVs
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/12/2018)

Autonomous 'Fiberbots' Weave Large Structures
re: Charles Sheffield
(10/10/2018)

Birds Aren't Real - Wake Up, California! (With Bird Watching Guide)
re: Philip E. High
(10/8/2018)

Self-Healing Material Pulls Carbon Out Of The Air
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(10/6/2018)

IRL Glasses Block Screens, Limit Vision To Real Life
re: John Varley
(10/4/2018)

Testing The Single-Person Spacecraft
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(10/2/2018)

Shapeshifting Materials Transform By Light
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/29/2018)

Fully Automated Farm Iron Ox Hydroponics
re: Otfrid von Hanstein
(9/27/2018)

BrainNet Social Network Of Brains
re: Pournelle and Niven
(9/25/2018)

Phil Nuyttnn's City Under The Sea
re: Andre Laurie
(9/23/2018)

IONITY Opens First 10 Fast-Charging Stations
re: John Jacob Astor IV
(9/21/2018)

Superstrong Multilayer Metal-Graphene Composite Material
re: Frank Herbert
(9/19/2018)

Deepfakes Imperil Democracy (George Orwell, Right Again)
re: George Orwell
(9/17/2018)

String Art Courtesy Of Robot Artist
re: Isaac Asimov
(9/15/2018)

Still Wondering If You'd Work For A Robot Boss?
re: William Gibson
(9/13/2018)

World's First Autonomous Tram In Germany
re: Isaac Asimov
(9/11/2018)

Sleeep PRO Earplug For Maximum Rest
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(9/9/2018)

Inspired By Japan, Nap Pods For Hajj
re: Larry Niven
(9/7/2018)

Amphibio 3D Printed Gill Shirt
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/5/2018)

How Do You Put An Asteroid Into Earth Orbit? Carefully!
re: Robert Heinlein
(9/3/2018)

PD Aerospace Space Plane By 2023
re: Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr
(9/1/2018)

Foldimate Folds Your Clothes Perfectly
re: Philip K. Dick
(8/29/2018)

Robots Help People Get Dressed, As Predicted In 1931
re: Schachner and Zagat
(8/27/2018)

International Space Station Leak Plugged - With Finger
re: Robert Heinlein
(8/25/2018)

 

 

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