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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Bat Bot Robotic Flapping-Wing Drone
re: Roger Zelazny
(5/1/2017)

NASA's Astronaut Rescue Ball
re: Doc Smith
(4/30/2017)

ARM Wants To Build Brain Chips
re: William Gibson
(4/29/2017)

Sky Fence - A Drone-Proof Shield Created Over Prison
re: Robert Silverberg
(4/28/2017)

Geoengineering The Atmosphere For Climate Change
re: John Jacob Astor IV
(4/27/2017)

Archinaut Orbiting Robotic Factory
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(4/26/2017)

Cryonic Preservation - The Last Perk You'll Ever Need
re: Edward Page Mitchell
(4/25/2017)

Computers Understand Humans By Watching And Modeling Them
re: Anthony Boucher
(4/24/2017)

NASA Asks For Moon To Earth Delivery Ideas
re: Robert Heinlein
(4/23/2017)

Musk Tunnels Wisely Restrict Drivers
re: Schachner and Zagat
(4/22/2017)

Robot Swarms Controlled With Augmented Reality
re: Daniel Suarez
(4/21/2017)

MIT's C-LEARN Helps Robots Transfer Learning To Other Robots
re: Frederik Pohl
(4/20/2017)

Mini-Brains In A Dish
re: Peter Watts
(4/19/2017)

Rapid Automated Search For Habitable Planets Needed
re: Edmond Hamilton
(4/18/2017)

WatchSense Perfect For Fat-Fingered Smartwatch Owners
re: Douglas Adams
(4/17/2017)

Digital Construction Platform Robot 3D Prints A Building
re: Charles Sheffield
(4/16/2017)

Bionic Eye-Hand Combo Robot Grasps Objects On Its Own
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/15/2017)

Earth's 7,000 Languages Soon Machine Translatable
re: Gene Roddenberry
(4/14/2017)

FarmBot, Your Personal Robotic Farmer
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/13/2017)

NASA's Prototype Lunar Greenhouse For Mars And Moon
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(4/12/2017)

Fukushima Plant Needs Radiation-Proof Scorpion Robots
re: Mari Wolf
(4/11/2017)

NASA's Meteorite-Resistant Fabric Perfect For Space Armor
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(4/10/2017)

How Deep Learning And AI Will Affect Health Care
re: Gordon R. Dickson
(4/9/2017)

Amazing Tesla Autopilot Video
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(4/8/2017)

 

 

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