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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Swarm Of Mindless Robots Works Together
re: Stanislaw Lem
(5/17/2018)

SpotMini Robot Dog, Autonomous And On Sale In 2019
re: William Gibson
(5/15/2018)

RoboFly Is Laser-Powered, Adorable
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(5/13/2018)

MSG Sphere Las Vegas, ala Star Wars
re: Samuel R Delany
(5/11/2018)

Tetraplegics Dominate Avatar Races
re: Pournelle and Niven
(5/9/2018)

MIT Ampli Blocks Build Biomedical Devices
re: Gene Roddenberry
(5/7/2018)

UberAIR Asks For Skytaxi Landing Prototypes
re: Various
(5/5/2018)

Boring Tunnel Almost Ready
re: Various
(5/3/2018)

Handheld Human Skin Printer
re: Frank Herbert
(5/1/2018)

Healthy Fast Food Courtesy Of Robot Chefs
re: Elizabeth Bellamy
(4/30/2018)

Mass Production Of In Vitro Meat From One Sample
re: Larry Niven
(4/27/2018)

Amazing 'Hybrid' Solar-Powered Sea Slug Does Photosynthesis
re: Gene Roddenberry
(4/24/2018)

Retinal Prosthesis Uses Organic Printing Inks
re: Frank Herbert
(4/21/2018)

Should You Submit Your DNA To A Database?
re: Andrew Niccol
(4/18/2018)

Squid-Like Robots Soon To Be 3D Printable
re: Rucker/Sterling
(4/15/2018)

Humans Evolve Deep Diving Abilities
re: Irwin Allen
(4/12/2018)

Researchers Create Bowls, Coils, Ripples Of Living Tissue
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(4/9/2018)

IBM's Grain Of Sand Computer
re: Stanislaw Lem
(4/6/2018)

Liquid Metal Shape-Changing 'Soft Robotics'
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/5/2018)

The Hammock Caravan And Italo Calvino's Octavia
re: Italo Calvino
(4/4/2018)

Super-Resolution Microscopy Provides '4D' Views
re: James Hogan
(4/3/2018)

Have I Seen The Tesla Roadster Story Before?
re: Theodore Sturgeon
(4/2/2018)

Watch 'Do You Trust This Computer' For Free Today
re: Various
(4/1/2018)

Self-Driving Car Ticketed
re: Various
(3/30/2018)

 

 

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