Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
O-220 Tarzan at the Eath's Core Burroughs  1929
Oat-Tropic Circuit Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick  1968
Object-Finder Beam The Conquest of Gola Stone  1931
Oceanic Thermal Energy Converter - energy from the sea Saturn's Race Niven (w/S. Barnes)  2000
Odalarm - aromatherapy wake-up call The Dosadi Experiment Herbert  1977
Odorophonics - scent player The Illustrated Man Bradbury  1951
Office Hand The Human Blend Foster  2010
Oil Lens - infinitely adjustable lens Dune Herbert  1965
Olfactory Wakeup Call - wakey wakey eggs and bakey Altered Carbon Morgan  2003
Onionskin Transparent Jeans Super Sad True Love Story Shteyngart  2011
Online Employability Profile Testing - get the right job first The Age of The Pussyfoot Pohl  1966
Online Job Search - via cellphone The Age of The Pussyfoot Pohl  1966
Operation Cleanup - remove orbital debris the brute force way The Fountains of Paradise Clarke  1978
Optic Prosthesis Changeling Zelazny  1980
Optic Television Twenty Evocations Sterling  1984
Optical-Effect Suit A Plague of Demons Laumer  1965
Opton - electronic book Return from the Stars Lem  1961
Orbital Mirror - sunlight when you want it Completely Automatic Sturgeon  1941
Orbital Retirement Hotel Contact Sagan  1985
Orbital Terminus - airport in orbit Count Zero Gibson  1986
Orbital Weapon Lancet (OWL) - watch the skies Quantico Bear  2007
Orbiting Factories The Fountains of Paradise Clarke  1978
Orbiting Penal Colony - Alcatraz in orbit Tekwar Shatner  1989
Organic Superlubricant Alpha Centauri Meier  1999
Organlegging - first mention of organ smuggling The Jigsaw Man Niven  1967
Ornithopter - flies like a bird Dune Herbert  1965
Orphids Postsingular Rucker  2007
Osmosis Generator (Cziltang Brone) - the air lock Ringworld Niven  1970
Overdrive - it's FTL First Contact Leinster  1945
Overlay Specs Halting State Stross  2007
Ownership of Machines The Revolt of the Machines Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Oxygen Fountain War Dogs Bear  2014
Oxygen Freshener - breath of fresh air Lost Rocket Wellman  1941
Oxygen Hip Flask - just a quick nip Earth Brin  1990

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NASA's Robotic Mining Competition
re: Isaac Asimov
(5/21/2015)

Should Humanity Switch To Robotic Pets?
re: Philip K. Dick
(5/20/2015)

L'Oreal To 3D Print Human Skin
re: Robert Heinlein
(5/19/2015)

LG Display Creates OLED Wallpaper
re: Larry Niven
(5/18/2015)

Cool Foldable Mini-Quadcopter
re: Karen Traviss
(5/17/2015)

NASA's Subvocal Speech System
re: David Brin
(5/16/2015)

Cicada UAV Dropped In Swarms
re: Robert Silverberg
(5/15/2015)

AI's Now Being Taught Anger
re: Isaac Asimov
(5/14/2015)

Cicret Interactive Skin Display Prototype
re: John Varley
(5/13/2015)

Lily Camera Video Sport Selfie Drone
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(5/12/2015)

Metal Composite Floats Your Boat
re: Edgar Rice Burroughs
(5/11/2015)

Six Terabyte Solid State Drive Just 2.5 Inches
re: Dan Simmons
(5/10/2015)

Israeli 'Food Replicator' Inspired By Star Trek
re: Gene Roddenberry
(5/9/2015)

Robotic Trash Can Wants Your Garbage
re: Bruce Sterling
(5/8/2015)

Microbes To Terraform Mars?
re: Jack Williamson
(5/7/2015)

NASA FINDER To The Rescue In Nepal
re: Frank Herbert
(5/6/2015)

NailO Thumb-Mounted Mouse Needs John Varley's Help
re: John Varley
(5/5/2015)

Surreal iPhone Ad Video Parody Channels Dick, Heinlein
re: Robert Heinlein
(5/4/2015)

Walker Robot Helps The Elderly
re: Philip K. Dick
(5/3/2015)

What's Another Word For The Army's Handheld Ray Guns?
re: Nictzin Dyalhis
(5/2/2015)

Tyson Says Asteroid Miners Will Be First Trillionaires
re: Garrett P. Serviss
(5/1/2015)

Zap Space Debris With Telescope Laser On ISS
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(4/24/2015)

Moran Cerf, When Will We Get Neuro Tech For Ourselves?
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/23/2015)

Velkess Energy Storage System (It's A Flexible Flywheel!)
re: Paolo Bacigalupi
(4/17/2015)

 

 

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