Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Ultimate Football League (UFL) The Sun Also Explodes Nakashima-Brown  2008
Ultra-Communicator Galactic Patrol Smith  1937
Ultraflash The Andromeda Strain Crichton  1969
Ultra-Light Vision System Space Hounds of IPC Smith  1931
Ultramicrominiature Waldo Time Enough For Love Heinlein  1973
Ultra-microrobot - small as an insect A Menace in Miniature Gallun  1937
Ultraminiature Spy-Circuit The Unknown Anvil  1972
Ultraphone Ear-Disc - no need for Bluetooth Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Ultraset (Ultrawave Set) - fast comm Habit del Rey  1939
Ultra-Telescope Ray The Moon Weed Vincent  1931
Ultrawave - FTL communication Triplanetary Smith  1934
Ultrawave Relay (or Hyperwave Relay) - first use of FTL communication Foundation Asimov  1951
Ultron Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Ultron Wire Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Ultrophone - FTL communication Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Undercover Detective Robot - who am I? The Velvet Glove Harrison  1956
Underground MagLev Train Dream Park Niven (w/S. Barnes)  1981
Underpeople The Ballad of Lost C'Mell Smith  1950
Undersea Mining 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Verne  1875
Undersea Restaurant The Star King Vance  1964
Unicephalon 40-D - yes, mr. president Stand-By Dick  1963
Unichapel (Robotic Confession Booth) - automated religion THX 1138 Lucas  1970
Uniflesh - skin for every occasion The Dosadi Experiment Herbert  1977
Unit Analyst Robot The Chromium Fence Dick  1955
Universal Card - every planet you want to be Hyperion Simmons  1989
Universal Checkbook - radioactive checking The Door Into Summer Heinlein  1956
Universal Dictionary - grandfather of the electronic dictionary The Star Beast Heinlein  1954
Universal Technical Consultative Service The Star King Vance  1964
UPUD First to Fight Sherman (w/Cragg)  1997
U-Stor-It - go store yourself Snow Crash Stephenson  1992
Usuform Robot - not a mechanical man Q.U.R. Boucher  1943
Usuform Robot Bartender - with tentacles Q.U.R. Boucher  1943
Uterine Replicator Shards of Honor Bujold  1986

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re: Arthur C. Clarke

Light Molecules (And Maybe Light Sabers, Someday)
re: John W. Campbell

Telepresence In The Office
re: Niven and Pournelle

Piper, Google's 2 Billion Line Code Repository, Needs A Cool Display
re: Isaac Asimov

WEpod Driverless Vehicle On The Netherlands Roads
re: Larry Niven

Computer Predicts Psychosis Better Than Psychiatrists
re: Philip K. Dick

Robot Evolution Needs Mass Extinction Events
re: Philip K. Dick

Lab-Grown Kidneys Implanted Successfully - In Animals
re: Larry Niven

Korean Lab Ready To Clone Your Dog
re: Various

DARPA NeuroTech Hand With Natural Sensation
re: George Lucas

Nuke Mars To Terraform It, Says Elon Musk
re: Olaf Stapledon

Texas-Sized Ice Slab Found On Mars
re: Robert Heinlein

Invisible Drones Will (Not) Appear Over Your Town
re: EE 'Doc Smith

Transwheel Drone Robotic Delivery Vehicle
re: George Lucas

Cool Chaac Ha Dew Collector Video
re: Frank Herbert

NASA Turns To Museum Space Shuttles For Parts
re: Niven & Pournelle

Ecocapsule - Simak's Dream Of A Prefab House
re: Clifford Simak

New Super Slippery Surface Better Than Nature's
re: Frank Herbert

Killer Robot COTSBot Stalks Starfish
re: Joseph E. Kelleam

Heart-In-A-Box Saves Organ For Later
re: Larry Niven

MultiFab 10-Material 3D Printer
re: Philip K. Dick

Chaac Ha Dew Collector ala Dune
re: Frank Herbert

Digital Immortality For Your Personality
re: William Gibson

Robots Take Our Jobs By Reading Our Instructions
re: Frederik Pohl



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