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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)
Oxygen Concentrator
Gathers oxygen from a thin atmosphere until it is breathable, supporting life.
(From Duel on Syrtis [1951] by Poul Anderson)
Suspensine
Slows biological functions enough to survive in airless space - for a time.
(From Duel on Syrtis [1951] by Poul Anderson)
Windmill Mast
Enclosed machinery in large masts powers ships.
(From A Journey In Other Worlds [1894] by John Jacob Astor IV)
Oxygen Space Flare
A flare that burns inside a glass bulb with oxygen.
(From Brigands of the Moon [1930] by Ray Cummings)
Asteroid From Outside Solar System
An asteroid or similar body that comes from outside the solar system; an interstellar body.
(From Brigands of the Moon [1930] by Ray Cummings)
Electronic Analogue of Living Brain
Imposing the abilities of a human brain into a computer
(From The Tunnel Under The World [1955] by Frederik Pohl)
Royalties For Imitation Learning Subjects
A payment to people who are used as subjects for imitation learning by robots.
(From Q.U.R. [1943] by Anthony Boucher)
Laws Against Human Drivers
The idea that autonomous vehicles should be the only cars on the road, for safety.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac Asimov)
Positronic Motor
A combination of motor and brain; an engine with a cerebellum and a carburetor.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac Asimov)
Autonomous Car Intercommunication
Automatic cars talk to each other about everything.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac Asimov)
Self-Cleaning Autonomous Car
An automatic vehicle that keeps itself clean.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac Asimov)
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