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 Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Stover  2005
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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CreoPop 3D Pen Draws In Midair
re: Murray Leinster
(3/2/2015)

Seattle Police Body Cams, Ala Stross, Ala Dick
re: Charles Stross
(3/1/2015)

Autonomous Cars Will Own Themselves
re: Philip K. Dick
(2/28/2015)

World's First 3D Printed Villa
re: Murray Leinster
(2/27/2015)

Hyperloop Track Starts Next Year
re: Albert Robida
(2/27/2015)

Brainflight Brain-Controlled Drone
re: Various
(2/26/2015)

Students Control Lab Experiments Remotely Via App
re: James Blish
(2/25/2015)

ROBEAR Nursing Care Robot
re: Katsuhiro Otomo
(2/24/2015)

Testing New Spacesuits In 1929 And 2015
re:
(2/23/2015)

Space Station Kitchens 1929 and 2015
re: Otto Willi Gail
(2/22/2015)

Volvo's 'Drive Me' Program Offers Autonomous Cars In 2017
re: Robert Heinlein
(2/21/2015)

Squad X Core Technologies For Infantry
re: Robert Heinlein
(2/20/2015)

Neptune Duo Smartwatch Wearable Wristband
re: Roger Zelazny
(2/19/2015)

FAA Drone Rules Beta Ready For Comments
re: EB White
(2/18/2015)

'Cortical Modem' Latest On DARPA's Wishlist
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(2/17/2015)

The Martians Are On Their Way!
re: HG Wells
(2/16/2015)

GuardBot Robotic Sphere Of War
re: Various
(2/15/2015)

Sony Aibo Robotic Dog Now With No Repairmen
re: Philip K. Dick
(2/14/2015)

Autonomous Car Outperforms Professional Race Driver
re: Daniel Suarez
(2/13/2015)

Vint Cerf's 'Digital Dark Age' Vs. George Orwell's
re: Frank Herbert
(2/12/2015)

GimBall Indoor Search Drone From Flyability
re: Larry Niven
(2/11/2015)

Meet Spot, The Electric Quadrupedal, Er, Robot Dog
re: Various
(2/10/2015)

Meet Samsung's SmartTV Telescreen
re: George Orwell
(2/9/2015)

Sea Slug Feeds On Sunlight With Genes From Its Food
re: John Scalzi
(2/8/2015)

 

 

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