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Electronic Cash
A digital currency, like Bitcoin.
(From Heavy Weather [1994] by Bruce Sterling)
Burn the Ship
Utilize parts of the ship as fuel for forward movement.
(From Around the World in 80 days [1868] by Jules Verne)
Voicecorder
A device that records verbal output and determines truth or falsehood.
(From Whipping Star [1969] by Brian Herbert)
Substance D
An addictive, psychoactive drug.
(From A Scanner Darkly [1977] by Philip K. Dick)
Logical Pathogen
Malware concealed in DNA.
(From The Medusa Chronicles [2016] by Alastair Reynolds (w/S. Baxter))
Negative Matter Space Drive
A reactionless space drive using negative matter.
(From Timemaster [1992] by Robert Forward)
Rat-Robot
A small remotely-operated surveillance robot.
(From Anything You Can Do [1962] by Gordon Randall Garrett)
Third Eye
An output device that uses the skin of the user.
(From Daemon [2009] by Daniel Suarez)
Test Box
A remote-controlled device for capturing small objects from open space.
(From The Devil's Pocket [1940] by F.E. Hardart)
Sun Dome
Used on Venus to give relief from the endless rain.
(From The Illustrated Man [1951] by Ray Bradbury)
Gait-Cam
A surveillance camera system that analyzes the unique way in which people walk, to identify them.
(From Little Brother [2008] by Cory Doctorow)
Light Traps (Dyson Sphere)
Surrounding a sun, a set of devices to capture or focus solar power.
(From Star Maker [1937] by Olaf Stapledon)
Trans-Oceanic Rocket
Also, a rocket-plane.
(From The Worlds of If [1935] by Stanley G. Weinbaum)
Subjunctivisor
Projects a possible future, based on your own impressions.
(From The Worlds of If [1935] by Stanley G. Weinbaum)
Home Ad Blocker
Device insulates house against intrusion by 3D advertisements.
(From The Computer Connection [1974] by Alfred Bester)
Cushion Fence
Gentle force field
(From The Computer Connection [1974] by Alfred Bester)
Fruit-Picking Machine
An humanoid machine for automatic fruit picking.
(From The Hidden Colony [1935] by Otfrid von Hanstein)
Automated Factory
A factory that works entirely automatic, without human guidance.
(From The Hidden Colony [1935] by Otfrid von Hanstein)
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