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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Pegasus, Nvidia Supercomputer For Autonomous Driving
re: Isaac Asimov
(10/15/2017)

Loihi Chip Mimics Human Brain's Neurons And Synapses
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/14/2017)

Self-Assembling Bacteria Build A Pressure Sensor
re: Unknown
(10/13/2017)

3D Printed Artificial Muscles Are Stronger Than Yours
re: Martin Caidin
(10/12/2017)

Fog Computing (AKA Edge Computing) Ad Hoc Networks
re: Vernor Vinge
(10/11/2017)

Dubai Scorpion Police Hoverbike Ready To Pull Young Kirk Over
re: Gene Roddenberry
(10/10/2017)

HEXA Robotic Help For Plants
re: Vernor Vinge
(10/8/2017)

Korean Tesla Model S Video 'Excelsior' Is Indeed Our Motto
re: John Jacob Astor IV
(10/8/2017)

DIY Robot Shoots You In The Face
re: Michael Crichton
(10/7/2017)

A Bayesian Approach to Safe Imitation Learning For AIs and Robots
re: Anthony Boucher
(10/6/2017)

Qoobo Headless Robotic Therapy Cat Was Anne McCaffrey's Idea
re: Anne McCaffrey
(10/5/2017)

Autonomous Cars Talk To Each Other At MCity
re: Isaac Asimov
(10/4/2017)

PUFFER Robots - From Philip K DIck's Second Variety?
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/3/2017)

Russian Space Garden
re: Harley S. Aldinger
(10/2/2017)

Targeted Neuroplasticity Training For 'Downloading Skills'
re: Various
(10/1/2017)

U of M's MCity To Feature Asimov's Automatobuses
re: Isaac Asimov
(9/30/2017)

Crazyflie Drone Swarm Technology
re: Bruce Sterling
(9/28/2017)

Our GodBot, Who Art In Cyberspace
re: Gene Roddenberry
(9/26/2017)

easyJet Short-Haul Electric Jets
re: John W. Campbell
(9/24/2017)

Meet Assist-e Honda's Self-Balancing Motorcycle
re: Bruce Sterling
(9/22/2017)

Kalashnikov's One-Seater Hovercraft
re: Various
(9/20/2017)

L16 Revolutionary Optics Spells End For Ordinary DSLRs?
re: Ridley Scott
(9/18/2017)

Biggest HiSeas 'Mars Mission' Problem? No Internet
re: Harry Gore Bishop
(9/16/2017)

Clever Electric Truck Generates More Power Than It Uses
re: Poul Anderson
(9/14/2017)

 

 

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