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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Smart Window Tints, Powers Itself
re: Frank Herbert
(12/18/2014)

A Basic Income TED Talk
re: Philip Jose Farmer
(12/18/2014)

What Can Magic Leap Expect From New 'Chief Futurist' Neal Stephenson?
re: Neal Stephenson
(12/17/2014)

Should SETI Talk To Molecular Cloud Barnard 68?
re: Fred Hoyle
(12/17/2014)

LikeAGlove Smart Garment Knows Your Size
re: HG Wells
(12/16/2014)

EXACTO Bullets Change Course In Mid-Air
re: Philip E. High
(12/16/2014)

Button-Pushing Robots Have Taken Our Jobs, Thankfully
re: Schachner and Zagat
(12/15/2014)

Puls 'Smart Watch' Replaces Your Cell Phone
re: HG Wells
(12/14/2014)

Small Molecule Walker Takes First Steps
re: Philip K. Dick
(12/13/2014)

US Navy Laser Ready For Use
re: HG Wells
(12/12/2014)

Fast Lightweight Autonomy Indoor Drones For DARPA
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(12/11/2014)

Ninebot One Self-Balancing Wheel
re: Robert Heinlein
(12/10/2014)

FuturICT Knowledge Accelerator And Psychohistory
re: Isaac Asimov
(12/9/2014)

Stellar Navigation Based On Network Analysis
re: Clifford Simak
(12/8/2014)

New 'Smart-Skin' Senses Pressure, Humidity, Heat
re: Roger Zelazny
(12/7/2014)

Mimo Baby Monitor
re: David H. Keller
(12/6/2014)

RocketSkates Motorized Skates
re: Hugo Gernsback
(12/5/2014)

Colloidal Quantum Dots Make Spray-On Solar Cells Possible
re: Larry Niven
(12/4/2014)

Flying Robot Waiters From Infinium Robotics
re: H. Beam Piper
(12/3/2014)

Law Firms To Undergo 'Structural Collapse' Due Artificially Intelligent Systems
re: David Brin
(12/2/2014)

Eel Robots Ideal For Naval Warfare
re: Murray Leinster
(12/1/2014)

MULTI First Cable-Free Elevator Like Turbolift
re: Gene Roddenberry
(11/30/2014)

Secrets Of Charismatic Speakers Revealed
re: Frank Herbert
(11/29/2014)

3D Printing Of LED Display Contact Lenses
re: Niven and Barnes
(11/28/2014)

 

 

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