Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Kamikaze Andy - not Threepio Tekwar Shatner  1989
Karatand Stand on Zanzibar Brunner  1968
Kemplerer (Klemperer) Rosette - planets without a sun Ringworld Niven  1970
Key Club - by booth id only Flash Crowd Niven  1972
Keyboard With Changing Keys Imperial Earth Clarke  1976
Killalc Pills The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge Harrison  1970
Killer Robot - very early reference Rust Kelleam  1939
Kinagram - moving letters Anathem Stephenson  2008
Kinetiscope Appliance - like a PDA When the Sleeper Wakes Wells  1899
Kingdom in a Box The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age Lem  1965
King's Free Park - a long narrow park Cloak of Anarchy Niven  1972
Kink-Spring - reusable energy source The Calorie Man Bacigalupi  2005
Kinotrope The Difference Engine Gibson (w/B. Sterling)  1990
Kipple - non-recycled paper. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick  1968
Kitchen Korner - smarty fridge Idoru Gibson  1996
Kite-Copter Car The Kokod Warriors Vance  1952
KloraDerm Old Man's War Scalzi  2005
Knockdown Cabin - portable shelter Coventry Heinlein  1940
Knowledge Engine - machine-made expertise Gulliver's Travels Swift  1726
Korsakov's - mind control Mona Lisa Overdrive Gibson  1988
KR-3 Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said Dick  1974
Krimskell Fiber - better than zip strips Dune Herbert  1965
Kuang Grade Mark Eleven Penetration Program Neuromancer Gibson  1984
Kundrenaline The Hands of Aten Winter  1931

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Trash Sorting AI Robot Presages Skynet, Thanks A Lot
re: Various
(3/21/2020)

Electric Unicycle Is A Tumblebug
re: Robert Heinlein
(3/19/2020)

Another Soil Bacterium Eats Plastic
re: Michael Crichton
(3/17/2020)

reLive Memorial Come Back As A Tree
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/15/2020)

Engineered Living Building Materials
re: Larry Niven
(3/13/2020)

Draw Circuits With Conductive Ink
re: Niven and Pournelle
(3/11/2020)

Arkangel: Automatic Visual Censoring
re: George Orwell
(3/9/2020)

NASA Competition To Design A Bucket Drum For Moon Mining
re: Ray Cummings
(3/7/2020)

Medical Assistant Robot May Roam The Halls Of Hospitals
re: Isaac Asimov
(3/5/2020)

No Autonomous Trucks? Wait, What?
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/3/2020)

As Big As A Biltong - World's Largest 3D Printer
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/1/2020)

Drones Used To Smuggle Contraband Into Prison
re: Bruce Sterling
(2/29/2020)

Are You Ready For Commercial Space Travel?
re: Pohl and Kornbluth
(2/27/2020)

Amplified Nerves Lead To Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Hands
re: Martin Caidin
(2/25/2020)

FlyCroTug Micro Drones Do Heavy Lifting
re: James P. Hogan
(2/23/2020)

Virtual Whitney Houston In Concert
re: Various
(2/21/2020)

Robot Teaches Itself To Walk
re: Stephen Barr
(2/19/2020)

DARPA's Subterranean Challenge
re: Ridley Scott
(2/17/2020)

FCC Asks For Feedback On Repeal Of Net Neutrality
re: John Brunner
(2/15/2020)

Airbnb Has Surveillance Device Suggestions
re: Pournelle and Niven
(2/13/2020)

Prufrock The Newest Boring Machine
re: Paul Ernst
(2/11/2020)

EVs To Be Made In ICE Detroit-Hamtramck Plant
re: John Jacob Astor IV
(2/9/2020)

AI Musicians Reach For The Top Of The Charts
re: Herbert Goldstone
(2/7/2020)

Neural Net Discovers Antibiotic
re: John M. Faucette
(2/5/2020)

 

 

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