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
Olfactory Wakeup Call - wakey wakey eggs and bakey Altered Carbon Morgan  2003
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 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
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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PassivDom 3D Printed House - What If You Could Live Anywhere?
re: Clifford Simak
(3/9/2017)

Breakthrough In Manufacture Of Red Blood Cells
re: Various
(3/8/2017)

Caihong Solar-Powered Drone 'Atmospheric Satellite'
re: John W. Campbell
(3/7/2017)

NASA Wants Low Earth Orbit Wifi
re: George O. Smith
(3/6/2017)

Is Genetic Testing At Businesses A Bad Idea?
re: Andrew Niccol
(3/5/2017)

Wearable Smart Jacket
re: Murray Leinster
(3/4/2017)

Store One Bit On One Atom
re: Robert Heinlein
(3/3/2017)

Fluorescent Bacteria Fashion
re: J.G. Ballard
(3/2/2017)

Keith Laumer's Bolo Autonomous Tanks Right On Schedule
re: Keith Laumer
(3/1/2017)

When Computers Develop Their Own Language, Will They Talk To Us?
re: Frederik Pohl
(2/28/2017)

LipNet Reads Lips - Until Disconnected, That Is
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(2/27/2017)

Eterni.me - To Skype With The Dead
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(2/26/2017)

Wearable MRI Is Former Occulus/Facebook Exec's New Project
re: Philip K. Dick
(2/25/2017)

Ford Stratasys Infinte Build 3D Printer
re: Philip K. Dick
(2/24/2017)

The Space Suit As Personal Spaceship
re: Jack Williamson
(2/23/2017)

Dune Fans! Your God Emperor Is Ready
re: Frank Herbert
(2/22/2017)

Robot Strolls Field, Examines EVERY Plant
re: John W. Campbell
(2/21/2017)

Sweden Outlaws Drones
re: Manly Wade Wellman
(2/20/2017)

Wear Your Self-Powered Generator
re: Frank Herbert
(2/19/2017)

TITAN-III Spider Robot Is WAY Too Quick (Video)
re: Michael Crichton
(2/18/2017)

Bill Gates Suggests Tax On Robots
re: John Twelve Hawks
(2/17/2017)

Handle, New Wheeled Hopping Robot
re: Isaac Asimov
(2/16/2017)

Matrix Sentinel Ancestor, The Pipe Inspector Robot From Krakow
re: Wachowskis
(2/15/2017)

Auto-Focus Smart Glasses Have Liquid Lenses
re: Frank Herbert
(2/14/2017)

 

 

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