Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
UHF Shower Eye of Cat Zelazny  1982
Ullran Enunciator Uller Uprising Piper  1952
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
Ultra-Vibrator Into Another Dimension Duclos  1939
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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City Made Of Bone
re: Larry Niven
(6/14/2016)

SpotMini Robot Pierson's Puppeteer-Style
re: Larry Niven
(6/13/2016)

Brick By Brick, Building Martian Bases
re: John W. Campbell
(6/13/2016)

Elon Musk et. al. OpenAI Household Robot
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/12/2016)

BRUISE Smart Injury Detection Suit
re: Orson Scott Card
(6/11/2016)

Tesla Model S Is Also A Boat (Sort Of)
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/10/2016)

Promobot, The Runaway Russian Robot!
re: Michael Crichton
(6/9/2016)

Rowbot Small Autonomous Farm Robot
re: Larry Niven
(6/8/2016)

Amazon's Alexa To Recognize Emotions
re:
(6/7/2016)

Cool 'Single-Person Spaceships' Have Better SF Name
re: Larry Niven
(6/6/2016)

First Robot Suicide Has Science Fiction Roots
re: Eando Binder
(6/5/2016)

First US Clinical Trial For Wearable Artificial Kidney
re: Philip K. Dick
(6/4/2016)

Open Bionics To Produce Deus Ex Prosthetic Designs
re: Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal
(6/3/2016)

Human-Carrying Drone Taxi 184 Approved For Test Flights
re: James Blish
(6/2/2016)

Skating On Mars' Frozen Pools
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/1/2016)

Google Working On A 'Cutoff Switch' For AI
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(5/29/2016)

Vi Artificially Intelligent Personal Trainer
re: Manga Clamp
(5/28/2016)

Bigelow To Offer Inflatable Lunar Bases
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(5/27/2016)

Space Station Room Inflated! (Time-Lapse Video)
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(5/26/2016)

Jeff Bezos Wants Orbiting Factories (Clarke-style)
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(5/25/2016)

Autonomous Cars: The Year Of Driving Dangerously
re: Daniel Suarez
(5/24/2016)

Kuka Robots Mastering Tennis Now
re: Frederik Pohl
(5/23/2016)

Skingun Now More Advanced, Apparently
re: Philip K. Dick
(5/22/2016)

Railguns For Surface Ships
re: John W. Campbell
(5/21/2016)

 

 

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