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 Point Bill for Delivery Anvil  1964
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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Cruise Autonomous Car Drives Aimlessly For An Hour
re: David Keller
(1/20/2020)

Fast Charging A Bus In 20 Seconds
re: John Jacob Astor IV
(1/19/2020)

Realistic Translation With The Waverly Labs Ambassador
re: Douglas Adams
(1/17/2020)

Biotech Firms Raised $Millions For Anti-Agathics (Longevity Drugs)
re: James Blish
(1/15/2020)

Out-Of-Work Blue Collar Robots Need Your Help
re: Harry Harrison
(1/13/2020)

The Dawn Of Orbiting Manufacturing In 2020?
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(1/11/2020)

Smart Contact Lenses Charges With 3D Printed Antenna
re: Vernor Vinge
(1/9/2020)

Segway S-Pod Fulfills Dire 1928 SciFi Prophecy
re: David H. Keller
(1/7/2020)

Physicist Inspired By SciFi And Seeing Back In Time
re: Jack Williamson
(1/5/2020)

Airbnb Has AI Psychiatrist Looking At Your Facebook
re: Philip K. Dick
(1/3/2020)

NASA's Electric Motor Scooter
re: Robert Heinlein
(1/1/2020)

Moving Suns To Different Galactic Neighborhoods
re: Edmond Hamilton
(12/29/2019)

Students Surveilled By School Phone Apps
re: Cory Doctorow
(12/27/2019)

Massage Robot Has Soft Hands, Er, Pads
re: AE van Vogt
(12/25/2019)

Medical Tattoos Are STILL Being Researched
re: Paul Di Filippo
(12/23/2019)

Elon Musk's Traffic Tunnel Challenge Is Boring
re: Jack Vance
(12/21/2019)

DoD Requests AI Drone Swarm
re: Philip K. DIck
(12/19/2019)

BlueNalu Yellowtail Might Be Your First Lab-Grown Meat
re: H. Beam Piper
(12/17/2019)

Soft Filaments Form Artificial Muscles
re: Martin Caidin
(12/15/2019)

Drone-Based Aerial Hammock
re: Jack Vance
(12/13/2019)

How To Encode The 'Memory' Of Materials
re: Samuel R. Delany
(12/11/2019)

Adafruit's New Clue All-In-One Sensor Tricorder
re: Gene Roddenberry
(12/9/2019)

Surface Film Repels All Bacteria
re: Neal Stephenson
(12/7/2019)

Chinese Steal American Seeds From Our Fields
re: Jack Vance
(12/5/2019)

 

 

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