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(Most Recent Additions - 3012 Total)
Autonomous Truck
A truck that drives itself and unloads itself.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K. Dick)
Confinement Asteroid
A place where asteroid miner's babies stay to experience some needed gravity.
(From At the Bottom of a Hole [1966] by Larry Niven)
Psycho-History
The application of psychology to historical data.
(From Beyond All Weapons [1941] by Eric Frank Russell)
Antigravity Globe Arena
A spherical arena for wrestling.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Hypnosis Ray
Eases the words of dictators into the minds of the credulous.
(From Beyond All Weapons [1941] by Eric Frank Russell)
Sleep Destroying Field
Causes lack of sleep.
(From Biddiver [1941] by Theodore Sturgeon)
Automatic Refueling Screen
Repels objects that are too big, and gathers small ones for fuel.
(From Biddiver [1941] by Theodore Sturgeon)
Delayed Action Stereoscopic Principle
Distinguishing far off space craft by relative speed against the fixed stars.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Robert Heinlein)
Space Rush
The Outer Space equivalent of the gold rush.
(From Jurisdiction [1941] by Nat Schachner)
Asteroid Lanes
Regular routes traversed by asteroids.
(From Jurisdiction [1941] by Nat Schachner)
Spaceways
A set route though space.
(From Shambleau [1933] by C.L. Moore)
Generate New Phone Number
A software program that creates a new phone number for each call.
(From Press Enter [1984] by John Varley)
Transparent Platisplasm Cage
A replacement framework for a body joint - in this case, the shoulder.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Pilot Beam
A signalling device that space craft in orbit descending to Earth could home in on and land.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Murray Leinster)
No Steering Wheel Autonomous Car
An autonomous vehicle without a wheel for human drivers.
(From The Living Machine [1935] by David H. Keller)
Multi-View Surveillance Display
Lots of different video sources combined into one display.
(From This Moment of the Storm [1966] by Roger Zelazny)
Nurse Drone
A larger flying platform to provide power to smaller drones.
(From The Diamond Age [1995] by Neal Stephenson)
Vehicle Sleep Sensor
Better stay awake, the machines know if you're sleeping.
(From The Velvet Glove [1956] by Harry Harrison)
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