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
Ontogenetic Adaptation The End of the Line Schmitz  1951
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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Ecocapsule - Simak's Dream Of A Prefab House
re: Clifford Simak
(9/4/2015)

New Super Slippery Surface Better Than Nature's
re: Frank Herbert
(9/3/2015)

Killer Robot COTSBot Stalks Starfish
re: Joseph E. Kelleam
(9/2/2015)

Heart-In-A-Box Saves Organ For Later
re: Larry Niven
(9/1/2015)

MultiFab 10-Material 3D Printer
re: Philip K. Dick
(8/29/2015)

Chaac Ha Dew Collector ala Dune
re: Frank Herbert
(8/27/2015)

Digital Immortality For Your Personality
re: William Gibson
(8/25/2015)

Robots Take Our Jobs By Reading Our Instructions
re: Frederik Pohl
(8/23/2015)

Surgery In Space
re: Larry Niven
(8/21/2015)

Flimmer Navy Drone Flies And Swims
re: Irwin Allen
(8/19/2015)

Taser Drones Now Legal In North Dakota
re: Roger Zelazny
(8/17/2015)

Growing Metal In The Shape You Want
re: Frank Herbert
(8/15/2015)

Self-Healing Materials For Spacecraft
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(8/13/2015)

World's First Full-Colour, Flexible Thin-Film Reflective Display
re: EC Tubb
(8/11/2015)

Jazz AI Compliments Of DARPA
re: Herbert Goldstone
(8/9/2015)

Tasty Space Lettuce!
re: Gregory Benford
(8/7/2015)

See LG OLED Wallpaper - Amazing Video
re: Larry Niven
(8/5/2015)

Canada's Inflatable Space Elevator Tower
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(8/3/2015)

Ekso Works Industrial Exoskeleton
re: Edmond Hamilton
(8/1/2015)

Mother Robot Evolves Her Children
re: Maurice A. Hugi
(7/29/2015)

Cheetah 2 Robot Now Leaps Obstacles To Get You
re: Neal Stephenson
(7/27/2015)

Xiaoice Will Text You And Be Your Friend
re: Robert Heinlein
(7/25/2015)

Synthetic Coral To Clean The Seas?
re: Neal Stephenson
(7/23/2015)

Organoids Galore!
re: Philip K. Dick
(7/21/2015)

 

 

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