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
Off-Planet Uller Uprising Piper  1952
Off-World Judgement Night Moore  1943
Oil Lens - infinitely adjustable lens Dune Herbert  1965
OLED Body Film Waste Tide Qiufan  2019
Olfactory Wakeup Call - wakey wakey eggs and bakey Altered Carbon Morgan  2003
One-Man Car The Houses of Iszm Vance  1954
One-Way Passage The Houses of Iszm Vance  1954
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
Ontogenetic Adaptation The End of the Line Schmitz  1951
Oort Cloud Processor - fast food from outer space Beyond the Blue Event Horizon Pohl  1980
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 Casino Advertising Sign One Against The Legion Williamson  1939
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
OSMO (Osmic Mobile Observers) Quantico Bear  2007
Osmosis Generator (Cziltang Brone) - the air lock Ringworld Niven  1970
Osprey Space Armor Salvage in Space Williamson  1933
Outbound Interplanetary Traffic One Against The Legion Williamson  1939
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 Concentrator Duel on Syrtis Anderson  1951
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
Oxygen Space Flare Brigands of the Moon Cummings  1930

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Cruise Autonomous Car Drives Aimlessly For An Hour
re: David Keller
(1/20/2020)

Fast Charging A Bus In 20 Seconds
re: John Jacob Astor IV
(1/19/2020)

Realistic Translation With The Waverly Labs Ambassador
re: Douglas Adams
(1/17/2020)

Biotech Firms Raised $Millions For Anti-Agathics (Longevity Drugs)
re: James Blish
(1/15/2020)

Out-Of-Work Blue Collar Robots Need Your Help
re: Harry Harrison
(1/13/2020)

The Dawn Of Orbiting Manufacturing In 2020?
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(1/11/2020)

Smart Contact Lenses Charges With 3D Printed Antenna
re: Vernor Vinge
(1/9/2020)

Segway S-Pod Fulfills Dire 1928 SciFi Prophecy
re: David H. Keller
(1/7/2020)

Physicist Inspired By SciFi And Seeing Back In Time
re: Jack Williamson
(1/5/2020)

Airbnb Has AI Psychiatrist Looking At Your Facebook
re: Philip K. Dick
(1/3/2020)

NASA's Electric Motor Scooter
re: Robert Heinlein
(1/1/2020)

Moving Suns To Different Galactic Neighborhoods
re: Edmond Hamilton
(12/29/2019)

Students Surveilled By School Phone Apps
re: Cory Doctorow
(12/27/2019)

Massage Robot Has Soft Hands, Er, Pads
re: AE van Vogt
(12/25/2019)

Medical Tattoos Are STILL Being Researched
re: Paul Di Filippo
(12/23/2019)

Elon Musk's Traffic Tunnel Challenge Is Boring
re: Jack Vance
(12/21/2019)

DoD Requests AI Drone Swarm
re: Philip K. DIck
(12/19/2019)

BlueNalu Yellowtail Might Be Your First Lab-Grown Meat
re: H. Beam Piper
(12/17/2019)

Soft Filaments Form Artificial Muscles
re: Martin Caidin
(12/15/2019)

Drone-Based Aerial Hammock
re: Jack Vance
(12/13/2019)

How To Encode The 'Memory' Of Materials
re: Samuel R. Delany
(12/11/2019)

Adafruit's New Clue All-In-One Sensor Tricorder
re: Gene Roddenberry
(12/9/2019)

Surface Film Repels All Bacteria
re: Neal Stephenson
(12/7/2019)

Chinese Steal American Seeds From Our Fields
re: Jack Vance
(12/5/2019)

 

 

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