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
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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Brick By Brick, Building Martian Bases
re: John W. Campbell
(6/13/2016)

SpotMini Robot Pierson's Puppeteer-Style
re: Larry Niven
(6/13/2016)

Elon Musk et. al. OpenAI Household Robot
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/12/2016)

BRUISE Smart Injury Detection Suit
re: Orson Scott Card
(6/11/2016)

Tesla Model S Is Also A Boat (Sort Of)
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/10/2016)

Promobot, The Runaway Russian Robot!
re: Michael Crichton
(6/9/2016)

Rowbot Small Autonomous Farm Robot
re: Larry Niven
(6/8/2016)

Amazon's Alexa To Recognize Emotions
re:
(6/7/2016)

Cool 'Single-Person Spaceships' Have Better SF Name
re: Larry Niven
(6/6/2016)

First Robot Suicide Has Science Fiction Roots
re: Eando Binder
(6/5/2016)

First US Clinical Trial For Wearable Artificial Kidney
re: Philip K. Dick
(6/4/2016)

Open Bionics To Produce Deus Ex Prosthetic Designs
re: Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal
(6/3/2016)

Human-Carrying Drone Taxi 184 Approved For Test Flights
re: James Blish
(6/2/2016)

Skating On Mars' Frozen Pools
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/1/2016)

Google Working On A 'Cutoff Switch' For AI
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(5/29/2016)

Vi Artificially Intelligent Personal Trainer
re: Manga Clamp
(5/28/2016)

Bigelow To Offer Inflatable Lunar Bases
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(5/27/2016)

Space Station Room Inflated! (Time-Lapse Video)
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(5/26/2016)

Jeff Bezos Wants Orbiting Factories (Clarke-style)
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(5/25/2016)

Autonomous Cars: The Year Of Driving Dangerously
re: Daniel Suarez
(5/24/2016)

Kuka Robots Mastering Tennis Now
re: Frederik Pohl
(5/23/2016)

Skingun Now More Advanced, Apparently
re: Philip K. Dick
(5/22/2016)

Railguns For Surface Ships
re: John W. Campbell
(5/21/2016)

Six Amazing Surgical Robots In One Video
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(5/20/2016)

 

 

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